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Join us on Monday October 17th at the All Nations Centre, Cardiff, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff, CF14 3NY for our free admission Goldies Day

Everyone is welcome from 10am through to 4pm with singing and entertainment on stage plus information from age support organisations across South Wales. Click HERE to see our flyer.


 

We sing, we smile and we tweet!   @goldiescymru   @GoldiesCharity

“It’s the best day of the week!”

 Our ever increasing number of Goldies Cymru sessions across Wales includes the regular Thursday morning sing at the Rhydypenau Library led by Sue Thomas. Click HERE too see our lovely video for you to see and meet the people to whom Goldies makes such a difference.

 

 

READ ALL ABOUT THE SING & SMILE CHARITY IN WALES

Welcome to the website of Goldies Cymru. We are a small charity, which is making a big difference to the lives of hundreds of people across South Wales. Our charity was started in the West of England 9 years ago and Goldies Cymru was launched in 2011. Since that time we developed across South Wales and now have over 40 daytime activity and singing sessions where our 'Goldies' sing and smile to the hits of the 50s and onwards! If you would like to know more about our charity here are our contact details.

 Session details can be found by clicking hereeveryone is welcome and at the sessions you will meet our amazing session leaders. Apart from community rooms and church halls, we also run a number of sessions with the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation and, in partnership with Cardiff City Council, a number of daytime sessions at their libraries – who said that you had to keep quiet in a library and you will see from our picture above the happy group pictured at the Cardiff Central Library Hub.

Goldies Cymru also runs an intergenerational schools programme called Time after Time where we encourage schools to open their doors to older people from their communities to take part in projects, concerts and other events. If you are a school who would like to take part in our Time after Time event then the man to call is Emlyn Schiavone – here is his email – emlyn@goldiescymru.org.uk

NEW SESSIONS - BE A GOLDIES VOLUNTEER

If you would like to know more about Goldies Cymru sessions – perhaps you would be interested in starting a new session in your area of Wales or becoming a Goldies VOLUNTEER, click here for our page about volunteers from the Capital Times newspaper. Our programme leader, Rachel Parry would love to hear from you. This is her direct email – rachel@goldiescymru.org.uk

From the many pictures on this website, you will see how we have come to be called the sing and smile charity, this could not have been achieved without the support of Wales Lottery and the Moondance Foundation.

 KEEP UP TO DATE WITH GOLDIES EVENTS HERE

 

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Goldies Cymru, The Goldies Day October 17th

A major free admission day for older people across South Wales will take place at the All Nations Centre, Sachville Avenue, Cardiff, CF14 3NY on Monday October 17.

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Hugely Successful Fundraising Concert!

St Germans Church in Cardiff was the venue in April for a hugely successful fundraising Goldies Cymru concert.

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Upcoming Sessions


When:
Contact the office for more information
Where:
Welfare Hall, 13 Wind Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 3DN.
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
When:
First Tuesday of each month from 11am - 12pm
Where:
Ty Dyffryn Rhodfa Frank, Ammanford, SA18 2QE
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
When:
Every SECOND TUESDAY of each month from 10.30am - 11.30am
Where:
The School Room, Salem Baptist Church, Beryl Road, Barry CF62 8DN
With:
Jack Egglestone
When:
on the last Friday of every month 1.30-2.30pm (starting at the end of April)
Where:
Grove 2, Grove Estate, Trethomas, Bedwas, CF3 8DH
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
First Tuesday of every OTHER month 10.30 - 11.30am
Where:
The Reading Room (opposite Village Shop), Bonvilston, Nr Cowbridge
With:
Rose Spear
Blaengarw Group - CISWO Session
When:
FOR MORE DATES PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE
Where:
Blaengarw Hotel,The Strand, Blaengarw, Bridgend CF32 8AA
With:
Rose Spear
When:
This is a CISWO session - contact the office for more information
Where:
Black Mountain Centre, Camgarw Road, Brynaman, SA18 1BU
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
When:
Second Monday of every month 10.30 - 11.30am
Where:
Vanguard Centre, United Reformed Church, Van Road, CF83 1JZ
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
3rd Tuesday in the month 2.30-3.30pm
Where:
Canton Library, Canton, Cardiff, Cf5 1QD
With:
Rachel Cardy
When:
First Wednesday of every month 10.30 - 11.30am
Where:
Adamsdown Day Centre, St German’s Church Hall, Star Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff, CF24 0JY
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
3rd Tuesday of the month 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Where:
The Butetown Community Centre, 40 Loudoun Square, Cardiff CF10 5UZ
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
First Tuesday of the month - 12.30 - 1.30pm
Where:
Cardiff Central Library, The Hayes, Cardiff
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
Closed session - for more information contact the office.
Where:
Fairwater Day Centre, Plas-Mawr Road, Cardiff, CF5 3JU
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
1st Tuesday in the month 2.30-3.30pm
Where:
Cardiff Institute for the Blind, Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR
With:
Rachel Parry
When:
4th Tuesday of the month 11.30-12.30pm
Where:
Penylan Library, Penylan Rd, Cardiff CF23 5HW
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
EVERY Thursday from 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Rhydpennau Library, Llandennis Road, Cardiff, CF23 6EG
With:
Sue Thomas
When:
3rd Thursday of the month – 11am
Where:
Blind Institute Lunch Club, St Andrew's URC Church, Cardiff, Penylan Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3PB
With:
Rachel Parry
When:
The 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1.00-2.00
Where:
The Beacon Centre, Harrison Drive, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 0PJ
With:
Louise Pennington
When:
2nd Friday of the month from 2.30-3.30
Where:
Cartref Cynnes, LLansteffan Road, Johnstown, Carmarthen, SA31 3NQ
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
Funded by the National Lottery
When:
4th Monday of the month from 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Where:
Lee Hall (adjacent to the Parish Hall), Britway Road, Dinas Powys, CF64 4AF
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
First Monday of the month from 1.45-2.45pm
Where:
St Marks Church, 206 North Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff, CF14 3BL
With:
Jack Egglestone
When:
Contact the office for more information
Where:
Working Mans Social Club, Brighton Road, Gorseinon, SA4 4BN
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
When:
Last Wednesday of Every Month 12.00 - 1.00pm
Where:
Ael Y Bryn sports and community centre, Aneurin Terrace, Rhymney, Tredegar, Gwent, NP22 5DR
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
3rd Wednesday of Every Month 11.15am - 12.00pm
Where:
Lewis Boys School, Pengam, Hengoed, CF81 8L
With:
Jackie Court
(National Lottery Funded)
When:
2pm- 3pm on the 3rd Thursday of Each Month
Where:
Llys Ton, Waunbant Road, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF33 6DE
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
on the last Friday of every month 11.00-12.00
Where:
The Powerhouse, Roundwood, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, CF23 9PN
With:
Kate Haynes
Closed Session Service Users Only
When:
Third Tuesday of every month 11.15 - 12.15pm
Where:
Minehead Day Centre, 3 Minehead Road, Cardiff, CF3 5TH
With:
Kate Haynes
(National Lottery Funded)
When:
Third Monday of every month 10.40 - 11.40am
Where:
Llantwit Major Rugby FC, off Boverton Rd, LLantwit Major, CF61 1TF
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
Contact office for further details and session dates
Where:
The Church Hall, Central Church, Church Street, Maesteg, CF34 9AA
With:
Rose Spear
National Lottery Funded
When:
FOR MORE DATES, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE
Where:
Newbridge Memorial Hall, Newbridge
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Every second Monday at 1.30pm
Where:
The OAP Hall, Corbett Street, Ogmore Vale CF32 7AJ (next to the fire station)
With:
Rose Spear
When:
Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month from 11.30am - 12.30pm
Where:
Glyndwr Community Center, Penarth, CF64 3ND
With:
Jack Egglestone
When:
The first Tuesday of every month, 2.30-3.30pm
Where:
Maesteg sheltered housing scheme, Edmunds place, Pentwynmawr, NP11 4HH
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
3rd Tuesday of the month 1.15-2.15pm
Where:
Ponthir Village Hall, Ponthir Road, Ponthir, Newport, NP18 3XL
With:
Rachel Parry
Closed Session Service Users Only
When:
Second Thursday of every month 1.30 - 2.30pm
Where:
Springfield Community Resource Centre, Llanarth Road, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, NP12 2LN
With:
Carol Pegler
Closed Session
When:
1st Monday of the month 1.30 - 2.30
Where:
The Welfare Hall, Pontyates, Llanelli
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
When:
Last Wednesday of the month 10.30-11.30
Where:
Café 50, Heol yr Orsaf, Pontyclun,Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF72 9TY
With:
Rose Spear
When:
3rd Monday of every month from 1.30-2.30
Where:
Ty Nant Ddu Day Centre, Hospital Road, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 8LE
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
3rd Tuesday of the month from 11.15-12.15pm
Where:
Age Cymru Afan Nedd, Day Centre, Riverside Walk, Port Talbot, SA13 1PH
With:
Rachel Parry
When:
3rd Wednesday in the month 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Rhiwbina Library, Pen-y-Dre, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 6EH
With:
Kate Haynes
Closed Session Service Users Only - National Lottery Funded
When:
Second Wednesday of every month 11.00 - 12.00pm
Where:
Min-y-Mynydd Day Centre - Eglwys Fan, Hill Street, Rhymney, Tredegar NP22 5JJ
With:
Carol Pegler
National Lottery Funded
When:
Third Monday of every month 11.00 - 12.00pm
Where:
Dai Davies community centre, Rickards Arms, High Street, Cymmer, Porth, CF39 9EU
With:
Jackie Court
Closed Session Service Users Only - Funded by GAVO
When:
Third Tuesday of every month 1.45 - 2.45pm
Where:
Brooklands Day Centre, Brookland Road, Risca, Newport, Gwent NP11 6BH
With:
Jackie Court
When:
2nd Monday of every month - 10.30am - 11.30am
Where:
Rumney Partnership Hub, Llanstephan Road, Rumney, Cardiff, CF3 3JA
With:
Louise Pennington
When:
The last Tuesday of the month at 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Where:
Widdershins Day Centre, East Avenue, Off Greenhill Road, Sebastopol, Torfaen, NP4 5AB
With:
Carol Pegler
(National Lottery Funded)
When:
First MONDAY of Every Month from 2.00pm-3.00pm
Where:
Ararat Baptist Church, Plas Treoda, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1PT
With:
Geoff Ashford


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We are a small charity and rely on donations and funding to take our work forward. You may have seen Goldies featured on BBC 1 television on Sunday Morning Live at the beginning of October this year.

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What People Say About Our Goldies Cymru Sessions

"It was a superb hour of exhilarating singing, thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring, great participation from the group"


Doris Jones Penygraig

"Lovely to see so many smiling faces in one room!"


Elsie Penarth

"Very good fun meeting people for all ages and it's very good because it's all the songs I like and a very good host - she is lovely"


Joan Ely

Thanks to the Garfield Weston Foundation for supporting the websites of our charity