Elderly people who attend the popular singing sessions across Swindon organised by the Golden-Oldies Charity raised the roof at their Big Sing last Saturday at the Punjabi Centre in Cricklade Road.
Goldies, as it is more fondly known, was started by former Swindonian Grenville Jones back in 2008 with four singing sessions in and around Bath where he lives.
The work of the Charity has grown to 70 sessions across the South West and South Wales. Goldies in Swindon started four years ago with the support of Swindon Borough Council and new sessions were added across Wiltshire County this year.
Grenville said : “The ethos of our charity is to give people who are isolated and lonely the opportunity to get out, meet others and most importantly smile. We sing along to the popular hits of the 50s onwards and for many folk attending their Goldies session is the only time that they meet with others.
“Swindon Borough Council have been fantastic supporters and we were delighted that the Deputy Mayor Cllr Teresa Page was able to come on Saturday to meet the 120 Goldies who attended the Big Sing.
“I would like to also thank the members of the Thamesdown Ladies Choir who entertained our Goldies and also the children from Westlea Primary School and Brook Field Primary School who also came to sing for us.”
Goldies with Deputy Mayor of Swindon Cllr Teresa Page with and Goldies founder Grenville Jones (right) cutting a special cake that was prepared for the Goldies who attended the Big Sing.