The Anchor Community Band

The Anchor Community Band is our new Grey Pride project to keep older people on the agenda.


 Building on the success of the campaign calling for a dedicated Minister for Older People, we have produced a charity single that celebrates the positive aspects of ageing and challenges stereotypes and misconceptions in a fun and inclusive way.


Anchor have worked with people over the age of 60 to write the words of a song that has being recorded by over 350 older people living in our care homes and retirement housing properties across England, known collectively as The Anchor Community Band.


Music is a powerful medium which brings people together and we wanted to write a song based on real life experiences, lifetime achievements, challenges overcome as well as older peoples’ aspirations for the future. Together we have created a record that highlights the wealth of talents older people have and hopefully, will become synonymous with the benefits of age!


All the money raised from sales of the single will go towards Contact the Elderly, a national charity which aims to combat loneliness and isolation faced by older people who live alone.


You can download a copy of the single from iTunes or Amazon, or order a CD copy on Amazon here.


A Group with dedicated forum has been created on this site for people who wish to discuss this project. Find the Group here.

We are also tweeting about this project using our new hashtag - #AnchorCommunityBand. Use it and we'll retweet your message.


The success of this single will depend on how many people know about it and purchase a copy so please tell everyone you know to buy a copy now!


Read the Anchor Community Band blog here

Join the dedicated forum here.

Watch the Anchor Community Band videos here.