WISBECH: Memories wanted for charity song

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Staff at a retirement housing property in Wisbech want to hear about older people’s life experiences for a special song dedicated to older people which will raise funds for charity.

Joe Jolly from Anchor’s Nene Court in Norwich Road, is linking with a national project where people over 60 can contribute to the words of a charity song to be released as a single.

People are being asked to call into Nene Court and complete a form describing the highlights of their lives.

Said Joe: “Music is a powerful medium which brings people together and the record will give older people a voice. The lyrics will be shaped by what people from across the country, including Wisbech, mention on the forms.

“I would like to hear about older people’s achievements, aspirations and the challenges they have overcome in life as well as hearing about the benefits of old age.”

The record will be sung by the Anchor Community Band which will be made up of older people living in the organisation’s care homes and retirement properties.

All the money raised from the sale of the single goes towards Anchor’s chosen charity - Contact the Elderly - which aims to combat loneliness and social isolation faced by many older people who live alone.

Said Joe: “The older people living at Nene Court are able to enjoy a great community spirit and activities which help them get the most out of life but there are hundreds of older people living in loneliness and isolation in Fenland who could benefit from the services run by Contact the Elderly. This fun event will raise much-needed money for this worthwhile cause.”

Anyone wanting to share their experiences for the song or any recording studios wanting to help can contact Joe on 01945-583606.