Music man, Grenville Jones, supports new sessions helping people living with Parkinson's.
Laura Cook is a Bath-based Neurologic Music Therapist. Prior to Covid she ran a regular session for people living with Parkinson’s in Bath. However, post Covid, with no support funding, the popular sessions could not continue.
A member of the Parkinson’s community suggested to Laura that she should speak to Bath’s Music Man Grenville Jones, well-known of course through his many choirs and fundraising help across so many organisations.
Grenville immediately responded and through his weekly Bath community Good Afternoon Choir put on a concert with the Curtain Up Theatre School, raising £1,000 to enable the sessions to begin.
Laura said; "We are now able to plan to commence the sessions which start on Saturday, 17th June at Southdown Methodist Church from 2pm-3.30pm. They will be based on gentle seated movement and exercise, supporting mental wellbeing.
“Grenville has also pledged another £500 and is helping with other fundraising ideas. He has raised over £1 million in the past 15 years for many organisations across the South West, including his own Goldies UK Charity. We are so fortunate to have him support Parkinson’s in Bath.”
Saturday, 17th June is the next major fundraiser. An open concert at St Michael’s in Broad Street, Bath, starting at 7.00pm. Singing that night will be Grenville’s Welcome Chorus Choir and members from many Good Afternoon Choirs across the West.
“It’s going to be a great evening and we hope that the retiring collection from the concert will take us forward even more. I am particularly grateful to Colin Skellett from Wessex Water who are covering the hire costs of St Michael’s. That should see us well on the way to the next £1,000,” said Grenville.