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Golden-Oldies Charity

Golden-Oldies Charity

Brief Description of Organisation

Now in its 13th year and more commonly known simply as “GOLDIES," our founder is the highly respected Bath-based musician Grenville Jones who recognised how singing and music, brightened the lives and wellbeing of the many people across his choirs. 

Full Description of Organisation

Now in its 13th year and more commonly known simply as “GOLDIES," our founder is the highly respected Bath-based musician Grenville Jones who recognised how singing and music, brightened the lives and wellbeing of the many people across his choirs. 


Grenville himself took the first daytime singing and activity sessions in sheltered housing community rooms in and around Bath back in 2007. There are now 225 fun daytime sessions in community rooms, church halls and libraries across England and Wales - taken by 70 dedicated freelance leaders. 


Grenville is always anxious to point out however that the charity he started, GOLDIES is NOT a choir, but singing the popular memory-evoking hits of the 60s and onwards lies at the heart of all it does. GOLDIES recognises the issues of loneliness amongst the increasing older population. It gives vulnerable people a REASON to get out, to be with others, laugh, sing out, and to make new friends.


The ethos of this Charity is very simple - it is to give people something to look forward to, a REASON to get out of their homes and be with others. This can be the monthly singing session in a sheltered housing community room or in a local church or community hall . It could be a trip to the local school as part of the Time after Time project, a concert or a visit to meet and sing with another Goldies session.

The songs are carefully chosen and based on the well known sing-along his of the 50s, 60s & 70s. They encourage people to clap in rhythm to the music, tap their feet, smile and more often that not ... get up and dance!

Bring me Sunshine – Summer Holiday – Magic Moments – Downtown - Hi Ho Silver Lining and many more.

If you are reading this from elsewhere in the UK and are wondering how Golden-Oldies can be introduced in your area then we would like to hear from you. Please email Emma and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We are only a small team but we are growing thanks to the support from many Trusts and commercial sponsors.

Golden-Oldies Charity

Brief Description of Organisation

Now in its 13th year and more commonly known simply as “GOLDIES," our founder is the highly respected Bath-based musician Grenville Jones who recognised how singing and music, brightened the lives and wellbeing of the many people across his choirs. 

Golden-Oldies Charity