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30/06/14 Golden-Oldies - Approach Day Centre, Uttoxeter
Launch of the first Golden-Oldies in Uttoxeter - which is a chance for older people to get together and have a sing and dance.. Grenville Jones

30/06/14 Golden-Oldies - Approach Day Centre, Uttoxeter Launch of the first Golden-Oldies in Uttoxeter - which is a chance for older people to get together and have a sing and dance.. Grenville Jones

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A CHARITY urging older people to get singing in the war on loneliness has launched its new session in Uttoxeter - and now plans to hold a regular monthly slot.

Golden-Oldies, nicknamed Goldies, aims to get people living in more isolated areas, who are often left feeling alone and unable to meet new people into a fun environment with lots of singing.

The club was launched at The Approach Day Centre, in Holly Road, on Monday, June 30 and organisers have said there are now plans in the pipeline to introduce a session once a month at Uttoxeter Methodist Church.

The sessions will be held by Anne Griffiths who contact the charity founder and chief executive Grenville Jones in the hope of bringing the charity to Uttoxeter as well as the wider Staffordshire area.

Grenville Jones said: “It was a very good day and we had a good turnout of people.

“We’re now looking to hold a regular session at the Methodist Church in Uttoxeter.

“Anyone who wants to get in touch about the sessions can get in touch on our website at www.golden-oldies.org.uk

Golden-Oldies, which boosts Sir Cliff Richard as its patron, was started in the Bath area six years ago when Mr Jones, who had been heavily involved in music and choirs in the west of England, became aware that music brought people together. Since the idea was first formed, sessions have been set up across the country with around 2,000 people getting involved.

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