Get back to Age UK song
Published on 09 April 2020 01:57 PM
'Get back to Age UK' song
Our Day Centres are currently closed, so our staff are keeping in touch with all the members. One of the volunteers in Bakewell wrote a poem to cheer them up and this has now been put to music by one of our First Taste tutors. You can listen to the song and download all the words below.
The song focusses on the good things to come, as shown in this verse:
"Now to keep us all smiling
Think of happy times to come
When we get back to Age U.K.
Meet our friends and all have fun."
Back to Age UK song
We know how much Members enjoy singing and while we can’t be together as much as we’d like, a good sing helps to keep our spirits up.
Jane White (a volunteer in Bakewell Day Centre) has teamed up with Tom Pilkington (a First Taste tutor) to put her poem to music.
The song goes to the well-known tune of ‘My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean’ so have a go and sing along.
Can you help support our services?
Older people in the local community now need our help more than ever! With older people isolating for the forthcoming weeks they will be relying on us for assistance and support. Due to the current situation we have had to cancel or postpone a lot of our fundraising events just when we need more funds to cope with the higher demand on our services. Also our retail shops have now been closed which means a further loss in funds for us. We have set up an Emergency Fundraising Appeal with a target of raising £5000 so that we can continue to run as many services as possible for the elderly people in Derbyshire as well as providing new ones. It is important to look after the mental well being of the older generation that will be unable to leave their homes for some time. One of our aims is to provide a planting kit with seeds and compost that will help to keep people busy and active. As a local charity it means that all the money raised will go directly into supporting the residents of Derby. Age UK Derby and Derbyshire is asking for your help. We would really appreciate any donations you are able to make so that we can provide the services that will be desperately needed at this time.