Wednesday December 1 2021
GOLDEN Christmas sofa songs
When Covid forced the closure of the 220 popular GOLDIES Sing and Smile daytime FUN singalongs across England and Wales in March 2020, the charity then turned to the internet and launched “sofa singing” via Facebook and YouTube with twice-weekly sessions featuring all those popular Goldies songs of the 70s and onwards.
GoldiesLIVE.com sessions go out on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week and are led by two of the charity’s popular session leaders, Rachel and Cheryl. Last Autumn an additional Welsh language session was added, led by Sian. GoldiesLIVE.com sessions reach out to hundreds of people in partnership with many Age support groups, older persons organisations, retirement homes, Local Authorities and Town Councils.
The Christmas week brings all those well-loved melodies on GoldiesLIVE.com with a Christmas Special added on Christmas Eve. Says Rachel Parry, Goldies programme leader;
“This is such a lonely time for older people whose lives have been affected to an even greater degree by Covid. We hope that many will enjoy their Christmas with us and we want to reach out to tell everyone, especially the families and neighbours of isolated people and remind everyone that the sessions on YouTube can always be re-visited and enjoyed at any time.”
Across England the Goldies Charity has re-started some sessions with plans to increase through 2022, meanwhile in Wales, sessions are still not permitted although the Charity is ready to re-start as and when rules are relaxed.
GoldiesLIVE.com has been made possible by the support of the National Lottery in both England and Wales, Postcode Community Trust and the Moondance Foundation in Wales.
Image shows Rachel Parry and Cheryl Davies our GoldiesLive session leaders.
Enquiries to Goldies founder Grenville Jones 0777 828 2934 - firstname.lastname@example.org