Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Sing Out in Chelmsford
The Golden-Oldies Charity celebrated with songs and smiles at the Salvation Army Citadel in Chelmsford yesterday (Monday June 12).
From small beginnings in the West Country, Goldies, as it is more fondly known, has developed to the point where its daytime fun singing and activity sessions for older people now take place across England and Wales. In Essex there are now 22 regular monthly sessions and this number has just been extended through the support of the Genesis Community Foundation.
Over 100 Genesis residents attended the Chelmsford celebration with special guests the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford Cllr Jon de Vries and the Deputy Mayoress Mrs Maria de Vries.
Cllr de Vries said;
“Goldies is a wonderful organisation and I am delighted to be here today to see for myself how this charity is reaching out to older vulnerable people. My wife and I have enjoyed meeting all the people here who obviously get so much from attending the Goldies sing and smile sessions.”
Sandra Maguire, Business and Contracts Manager for Essex and Southend, for the Genesis Community Foundation said;
“We are delighted to support the work of the Golden-Oldies Charity and recognise the way that it is brightening the lives of older people through its daytime singing and activity sessions.”
For full details of all Goldies sessions see www.golden-oldies.org.uk
Picture One : Margaret Smith from Harlow leads the singing at the singing at the Goldies Chelmsford Big Sing.
Picture Two : (left-right) Chelmsford Deputy Mayor Cllr Jon de Vries, Goldies session leader Rob Cadman, Deputy Mayoress Mrs Maria de Vries and Sandra Maguire from Genesis Community Foundation.
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