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Goldies Cymru are Epic!

Monday, March 20, 2017 - The 2017 Epic Awards winners' reception took place at the Sage Gateshead on Sunday evening (19 March) as part of BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival. Goldies Cymru were the winners of the National Wales Award. Click HERE to read the full story!

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 GREAT NEWS FOR GOLDIES!

 Monday February 20th – The Big Lottery Fund Wales announces a major grant that will see Goldies Cymru new sessions extending across Mid and West Wales. To read the full press release - click HERE.

  Sir Cliff Richard, Patron of the Goldies Charity, said; “We are absolutely delighted to receive this major grant from the Big Lottery Fund in Wales”. Golden -Oldies founder, Grenville Jones added; “This underlines the progress and commitment that has been given to Goldies Cymru and our increasing number of daytime singing and activity sessions in Wales. The grant will enable Goldies Cymru to now develop across Mid and West Wales in the next three years with new sessions, new school inter-generational programmes and many other special events engaging with older vulnerable people”.

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As part of our new three year People & Places Grant from the Big Lottery Fund in Wales we are now recruiting a new part-time member of staff.

For full details, please click HERE for the recruitment advertisement which is currently appearing in the local press. Or click HERE to download more information.

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 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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Upcoming Sessions


This session is funded by the Big Lottery Wales People and Places Grant
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:
Rachel Marsh
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
When:
on the last Wednesday in the month at 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend CF31 4AD
With:
Rachel Marsh
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 Marsh
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:
First Tuesday of the month - 12.30 - 1.30pm
Where:
Cardiff Central Library, The Hayes, Cardiff
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
1st Tuesday in the month 2.30-3.30pm
Where:
Cardiff Institute for the Blind, Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR
With:
Rachel Marsh
UPCOMING SESSION - DETAILS TO FOLLOW
When:
Where:
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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:
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
This session is funded by the Big Lottery Wales People and Places Grant
When:
2nd Friday of the month from 2.30-3.30
Where:
Cartref Cynnes, LLansteffan Road, Johnstown, Carmarthen, SA31 3NQ
With:
Emyr Wynne Jones
When:
First Monday of the month from 1.45-2.45pm
Where:
St Marks Church, 206 North Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff, CF14 3BL
With:
Rachel Marsh
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
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
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:
FOR MORE DATES, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE
Where:
Newbridge Memorial Hall, Newbridge
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month from 11.30am - 12.30pm
Where:
Glyndwr Community Center, Penarth, CF64 3ND
With:
Rachel Marsh
When:
The first Tuesday of every month, 2.30-3.30pm
Where:
Maesteg sheltered housing scheme, Edmunds place, Pentwynmawr, NP11 4HH
With:
Carol Pegler
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
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:
First Wednesday of each month from 12.30 - 1.30pm
Where:
Beddau and Tynant Community Library, Tynant Rd, Beddau, Pontypridd, CF38 2DA
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
3rd Tuesday of every month from 11.15am - 12.15pm
Where:
Riverside Centre, Riverside Walk, Port Talbot SA13 1PH
With:
Rachel Parry
When:
Third Monday of every month 1.30- 2.30pm
Where:
Ynyfhangarad Park, Pontypridd, CF37 4DA
With:
Jackie Court
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
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
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:
Taster Session -Friday 19th May 2017
Where:
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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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Sir Cliff Richard
Goldies Cymru Patron

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.

If you would like to know more about supporting our work then please contact us.

 

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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

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