£1000 has been awarded to local charity, Goldies, the area’s singing group which supports some of the most vulnerable and isolated people in our community.
Using memory-evoking hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, the group’s activities helps reduce the feeling of loneliness for their members, including the elderly, people with learning difficulties, Downs Syndrome, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Anne Griffiths, the session leader of Goldies in Uttoxeter said: “I would like to say a sincere thank you to Heath Big Local for awarding Goldies, the Sing & Smile charity, £1000 from their Community Chest Fund.
“I believe the future of our group in the town is now secured. We will continue to provide for some thirty Goldies already attending the fortnightly session – one at the Heath Community Centre on Holly Road, and the other at the Methodist Church Meeting Room on High Street – the opportunity to sing and make new friends over a cuppa.
“I’m sure with these extra resources we will also be in a position to bring those who are less mobile along too, and that by the end of 2015 many more people who live in and around Uttoxeter will have become Goldies.”
Anne continues: “I also see the local community becoming more involved as individuals offer to become volunteers at our sessions. If you’re interested in getting involved, please get in touch.”