Wednesday 11 March 2020
THE Golden-Oldies Charity “Goldies” has cancelled all daytime SING&SMILE sessions across England and Wales for the next five weeks because of the Coronavirus COVID-19.
The charity, based in Bath, runs its popular FUN sessions for older vulnerable people at over 200 venues in community rooms, church halls and libraries. Thousands attend from Yorkshire to Cornwall, across Essex, East London, the South West Counties and South Wales as Goldies Cymru.
The sessions are run by 72 dedicated local freelance leaders.
Founder Grenville Jones said;
“We know that many of the people who attend our Goldies Sing&Smile sessions are over 80 and are extremely vulnerable in this current situation. Our first responsibility is to care for their wellbeing.
“If the situation improves, as we all hope it will, Goldies will recommence the week commencing Monday April 20th.
“We have contacted all of our session leaders and all the venues. Goldies sessions bring joy and are very important to so many older people. We hope that SONGS&SMILES will soon be back .”
……contact is Grenville on 0777 828 2934