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”.
We sing, we smile and we tweet!
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.
Session details can be found by clicking here – everyone 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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.
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Projects in Wales supporting socially isolated older people, raising awareness of LGBT concerns, and addressing discrimination in the private renting sector are among the latest being awarded National Lottery money.
Come and join us at Rhydypennau Library Goldies Christmas Party December 15th from 10.30am and discover why songs and smiles are good for you ...
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.
"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!"
"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"
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