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Pensioners tune up for top 40 bid
11:11am Tuesday 5th February 2013 in News
Residents from St Pauls Court, Blackeath and St Clements Court, Halesowen, aged 62 to 92, are being joined by staff and older people from other Anchor care homes and retirement properties in the West Midlands to record their song called See Yourself.
The lyrics were shaped by answers to questionnaires completed by older people locally and from around Britain about their life experiences.
Money raised from the record sales will go to Contact the Elderly which aims to combat the loneliness and social isolation faced by many people aged over 75 who live alone.
Taking a break from rehearsals, 72-year-old Rosemary Worthing, from St Pauls Court, said: “The song is so powerful because the words reflect the life experiences of older people across the country.
“I hope lots of people buy the record because it’s a true celebration of older people’s achievements. It should hopefully raise lots of money for Contact the Elderly which is such a worthwhile cause.”