Grenville Jones is a Bathonian with a passion.
He wants to get people of all ages singing and BELONGING to a singing group where they can make friends, enjoy themselves and have fun through music. “Singing on prescription”is at the heart of all he does.
As founder of the Golden-Oldies charity he started in Bath 8 years ago with four daytime sing-a-long and activity sessions for socially isolated people ( Goldies is not a Choir! ) which now runs over 140 across England and South Wales as Goldies Cymru.
Sir Cliff Richard is the supportive Patron of “Goldies,” as it has become known, and its open-access sessions are attended by hundreds.
Goldies is making a BIG difference to the lives of older people. There are now over 30 session leaders and Grenville’s ambition is to see the charity – under the banner Goldies UK – operating across the UK, bringing joy to thousands of people, reaching older people with learning difficulties as well as those with Alzheimer’s and learning difficulties.
I joined members of Bath Spa University’s Media Department at Newton St Lowe in putting together a promotional video package – explaining his aims and showing it’s effects on the people who participate!
The Bath Spa Media undergraduates – thanks to Hannah Thorpe – have supplied me with the finished product to show you! Please watch.