New singing club for older people launches in Lordshill

Hampshire charity The Brendoncare Foundation has opened a new Saturday morning singing club for older people.

Hampshire charity The Brendoncare Foundation has opened a new Saturday morning singing club for older people.

The club meets every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Lordshill Community Centre, Cromarty Road, Southampton, SO16 8LX, and is open to men and women. Led by experienced choirmaster Tamsin Brainwood, members sing a variety of songs, from well-known shows to popular songs from the 50s right up to more modern music, and the emphasis is on having fun. Sessions cost just £2.50 per week, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits afterwards, with chance for a chat.

Brendoncare recently received a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to open more clubs at weekends across Hampshire and Dorset. The charity’s Head of Clubs, Mr Edwin Ingleton, said “Sadly, for many older people, the weekend is often the loneliest time of the week. In a growing number of cases, older people may not have friends or family around them, and a social club is the only way to break the cycle of loneliness that can be so debilitating to their well-being. Singing is a great way to have fun, and we hope local people will come along and join in.”

More information about Brendoncare’s clubs can be found on the charity’s website www.brendoncare.org.uk or by telephoning 01962 852133.

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