New singing club leaders to aid Wiltshire oldies

A charity is looking to budding old-age singers to join its new Wiltshire choirs.

Golden-Oldies started in 2008, with four singing and activity sessions, and now runs more than 80 groups for lonely people in the region.

The charity, whose patron is Sir Cliff Richard, already runs sessions in Trowbridge and Melksham, and is now looking to set up groups in Chippenham and Devizes.

Bath-based founder of the charity and choir leader Grenville Jones said: “The first requirement is a strong singing voice and an enthusiasm to really get involved and take the work of our new charity forward across the area. Session takers do not have to play an instrument, as we use backing tracks.

“Through the development of our charity, I have realised just how many lonely and isolated people there are.

“Singing makes you smile and is a great way of making new friends.”

To find out more about becoming a singing session leader, email Abby on or contact Golden-Oldies on (01761) 470006, or visit


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