Tuesday May 2, 2017
SING OUT IN LIVERPOOL!
A charity that brings Songs and Smiles to older isolated people will launch in Liverpool on June 15.
The Golden-Oldies Charity, fondly just referred to as ‘Goldies’ and with Sir Cliff Richard as its Patron, started in the West of England 10 years ago.
The founder is Grenville Jones, a well-respected choir leader, who had seen for himself how singing brought joy to so many people through his community choirs.
Always quick to emphasise that his charity Goldies is NOT about choir singing, Grenville took the first four daytime singing and activity sessions for isolated lonely people himself. Ten years on, the charity now runs over 150 sessions across England and Wales. For thousands, attending a Goldies fun session is a highlight for them and the only time that they enjoy the company of others.
Goldies was approached by Henry Mooney, Community Engagement Officer at Everton Football Club early this year.
Grenville Jones, said:
“Loneliness and social isolation is an issue that needs addressing, so this initiative and the support of Henry and Everton FC is great news. It is so important that lonely older folk have the opportunity to get out and be with others and we know that the work that our charity is doing makes a real difference to people’s lives.”
Grenville will travel to Liverpool to lead a session in the Peoples Lounge at Goodison Park from 2.00pm until 3.00pm on Thursday June 15.
Everyone is invited to go along and discover just what the charity Goldies is all about and further information can be found on the charity website www.golden-oldies.org.uk
Picture shows : The sing and smile charity that is brightening the lives of older people across England and Wales.
Press enquiries to Grenville Jones on 07778 282934.