I AM thrilled to be a member of the Anchor Community Band and despite being 80, I cannot believe that our charity song, See Yourself, has been released in the charts.
I have lived at Bethune Court in Boscobel Road for 19 months and this is the first time that I have ever performed on a single, especially with 350 other older musicians and singers.
It has been such fun but behind all our hard work is a very serious message. The Campaign to End Loneliness has found that more than one million people aged over 65 across the country are often or always lonely.
All the money raised from the single will go to national charity Contact the Elderly which combats the loneliness and social isolation faced by many older people aged over 75, who live alone. Volunteer hosts hold free, monthly Sunday tea parties in their own homes for older people, with drivers collecting and accompanying the guests to the events.
I am lucky where I live because Bethune Court has a thriving community spirit. I hope many of your readers will buy the single to help less fortunate older people living alone.
We want to get into the charts on Sunday, June 9, so please buy the single See Yourself from amazon.co.uk, iTunes.co.uk or from select HMV stores now.