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Age UK Cheshire and Foden’s Band To Launch Groundbreaking Project

Published on 07 October 2019 12:32 PM

This autumn Age UK Cheshire is working with the award winning Foden's Band on the Creating a Buzz project, helping to tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst older people through learning to play a musical instrument.

Taking place at Castle Community Centre, Castle, Northwich the free project will run over a 6-8 week period, with each session lasting 2 hours, including refreshments, with world class musicians from Foden’s teaching older people to play special lightweight instruments.

The project was launched at a ‘Salute to Sinatra & the Swing Legends’ concert at Northwich Memorial Court on Thursday 17th October, featuring the UK’s most popular big band singer, Matt Ford and Foden’s band.

Older people can now sign up to express interest in taking part in the free project and learn to play a musical instrument, by calling 01606 305018 or emailing

“Most people feel lonely at some point in their lives. It’s a deeply personal experience that - in most cases - will thankfully pass. But for a growing number of people, particularly those in later life, loneliness can define their lives and have a significant impact on their wellbeing. The Creating a Buzz project will provide a wonderful opportunity for older people to be less isolated and learn a new skill from world class musicians”, said Age UK Cheshire, Marketing Officer, Brian Roberts.

“We are looking forward to working with Age UK Cheshire and helping older people be less isolated and share with them the great feeling of playing a musical instrument. So if you are a novice or have played a brass instrument before, come along, meet others and have a good time”, added Darren Lea from Foden’s Band.

The project will be further supported with a second, Memories of Christmas, concert by Foden’s band and Matt Ford, again at the Memorial Hall, Northwich, on Sunday 1st December at 7.30pm. To help Age UK Cheshire with the project and enjoy a brilliant night's entertainment, tickets can be booked by either visiting or calling 0333 666 3366.