Tuesday 2 February 2015
Share your singing talents
A charity that addresses isolation and loneliness through fun singing to older people in Weston wants to find a bright new session leader to take its long established daytime groups.
Golden-Oldies started in the Bath area 9 years ago led by respected choir leader Grenville Jones. From the original four sessions it now runs them at over 140 community rooms, church halls and libraries across the South West and South Wales. Sir Cliff Richard is the patron.
The Weston sessions are at Martindale Court Community Room, Martindale Road which has been running for over 7 years and The Badger Centre which started in February takes place every last Tuesday of the month from 1.45pm.
Grenville Jones explains:
“Our brilliant local Session Leader has left us for a full time position as a drama teacher so we really do need to find someone to take these well-attended and much loved sessions. Goldies is NOT a choir but a big personality and available daytime is vital. Also, most importantly, an understanding of how our small charity is brightening lives and wanting to be a part of that.”
Goldies knows that for many, attending is the only time some older people meet with others. The songs at the sessions are well known memory evoking hits of the 50s and onwards. A recent top twenty choice from the hundreds of older folk who attend voted Petula Clarke as their Goldies Top of the Pops.
The Session Leaders are paid per session and travel costs are covered. Local people who would like to know more are asked to call Abby on 01761 470006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Goldies, please see www.golden-oldies.org.uk
Call Grenville on 0777 828 2934.