Dundry Garden Centre:Pensioners raise money for Butterfly Garden project

Old music hall songs from the Victorian and late Edwardian era rang out around Dundry Garden Centre.

Silver Thread, a group of pensioners from the Cheltenham University of the Third Age (U3A) entertained crowds at the garden centre last Wednesday.

The event raised more than ?40 for charity, Butterfly Garden, which helps disabled people to learn new skills.

More than 50 people turned up to help with the collection efforts.

Celia Mason, producer, said the event was an opportunity to help a worthwhile cause.

The former drama teacher, who worked at Chosen Hill School, Churchdown School and Cleeve School, added: ?It went really well.

?Everyone really enjoyed themselves, and it was quite challenging because the songs invoked memories of childhood, when our grandparents or parents used to sing those songs to us.

?It was really about reviving the lost urban folk song genre that many of us know so well.?

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