Gills Top care home in Grassington joins charity song initiative

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Staff at Gills Top care home in Grassington want to hear about older people’s life experiences.

Sharon Slingsby, manager of the Scar Street home, is part of a national project to get people over 60 to contribute to the words of a charity song to be released as a single.

She said: “The lyrics of the song will be shaped by what people from across the country, including Grassington, mention on their 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.”

Suggestion forms are available at the home.

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

A local recording studio is also needed.

The money raised will go towards Contact the Elderly which aims to combat the social isolation faced by many older people aged over 75, who live alone.

For more information, contact Sharon on 01756 752699.

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