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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - CoronavirusThe Golden-Oldies Charity / Goldies Cymru has cancelled all daytime SING&SMILE sessions across England and Wales for the forseeable future due to COVID-19. Please continue to watch the website for details of when we are able to start backHowever, in the meantime, we are here for you if you want a chat, laugh or singalong just give us a call - you can call Rachel on 07796 714816 or Cheryl on 07860 944410 

 

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am from June 30th
Join Rachel and Cheryl for our FUN, Online Sing-Along. You can watch either on YouTube or our Facebook Page, visit the links below and remember to SUBSCRIBE/LIKE and FOLLOW to be notified of new videos. We would love to hear from you with your birthday and anniversary dates and you favourite songs. Just email: info@goldieslive.com 

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Singing leaders from the much-loved Goldies Charity are keeping in regular touch across England and Wales with hundreds of isolated lonely people. Read the full story HERE

 

New Study on Our Goldies Charity

A new Academic impact study was commissioned at the end of 2019 and the full report is now available (April 2020) This study was made possible the support of The National Lottery Wales and the Moondance Foundation. A number of Focus Groups took place and the conclusion statement includes a number of comments from those who attended. Here is just one of them: “It has totally changed my life. It brings me joy and peace. I struggled to cope with understanding the loss of my husband and found it hard to find any happiness. Goldies takes me out of depression and has helped me immensely.“
To access the full report CLICK HERE 


 


As winners of the National Lottery Educational Category in 2018 we are delighted to announce that Goldies has launched its new 2020 Primary Schools Inter-generational programme for all primary schools in Wales and also in Essex. There is a new website: www.back2school.org.uk which will give you all the information you need – FREE project guidance books, stacked with ideas and suggestions for your school event when you invite older folk from your local community to come "Back 2 School." The new programme is based on sharing memories of school days past and of course... there are NEW easy-to-sing medleys which you can also download free of charge. The new website is accessible in both Welsh and English and if you need further information then please contact info@back2school.org.uk

 

 

MORE GOLDIES SESSIONS ACROSS WALES
Read our latest roundup from some of the Goldies attending our sessions by clicking HERE.
 


2019 has been another exciting year of growth for Goldies Cymru. Thanks to the continued support of the MOONDANCE FOUNDATION and The National Lottery Community Fund new daytime sing and smile sessions have been introduced across South and West Wales.  We have also welcomed a number of new Session Leaders and there have been many special events and BIG SINGS! These sessions now take place in many different venues and this year has seen an increasing number of popular sessions starting in community libraries. We are extending our partnerships with many other Age-Related organisations and these include the Stroke Association and British Red Cross. Many new sessions are specifically for People living with Dementia and as we look ahead to 2020, we hope that Goldies Cymru will be extending its work into North Wales. 

As our founder Grenville Jones is always anxious to point out, Goldies is NOT about choir singing, the accent is on social and occasions where people who may live in isolation can, quite simply, get out and enjoy the company of others.... and, of course, a good old-fashioned SINGALONG!

Our session leaders are fantastic at sending in photographs and here are a few for you to see, some of them are taken at school inter-generational events… lots of SONGS and lots of SMILES … reaching out to hundreds of isolated people. Goldies IS Good for You!

 


 If you would like to know more about Goldies Cymru - where the sessions are, perhaps starting a session in your area, or helping us to run a Sing&Smile session please contact either our Programme Leader - Rachel Parry 07796 714816 Email: rachel@goldiescymru.org.uk or Cheryl Davies 07860 944410 Email: cheryl@goldiescymru.org.uk 

 

BIG SINGS - SPECIAL EVENTS FOR OUR GOLDIES

We organise many special events for our Goldies, with the next one on Wednesday October 9th at the Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli. Hundreds of older folk who attend our daytime sessions across West and Mid Wales will head for Llanelli for a special day, with lots of singing and special guests, which will include the Mayor of Llanelli and a performance by 60 children from Central Primary School, Port Talbot. The pictures here were taken at our last BIG SING which was linked to our Award-Winning WW1 Schools Inter-generational programme.We organise many special events for our Goldies, with the next one on Wednesday October 9th at the Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli. Hundreds of older folk who attend our daytime sessions across West and Mid Wales will head for Llanelli for a special day, with lots of singing and special guests, which will include the Mayor of Llanelli and a performance by 60 children from Central Primary School, Port Talbot. The pictures here were taken at our last BIG SING which was linked to our Award-Winning WW1 Schools Inter-generational programme. 


 Our brilliant session leader, Sue Thomas was featured on an ITV Lottery Film last October.

 


Winner of 2018 National Lottery Award - Education Category

Click here to watch the moment Katherine Jenkins visited Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff to tell them they had won the Award!


We sing, we smile and we tweet!

  @goldiescymru   @GoldiesCharity

“It’s the best day of the week!”

  

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 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 launch online sessions

Thousands of older isolated people looked forward to their regular daytime SINGALONG sessions from the Goldies (Golden-Oldies) Charity. The FUN memory-evoking sessions using the popular songs of the 60s onwards took place at 220 church halls, community rooms and Libraries across England and Wales.

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A Big Thank you to the NHS Staff and Key Workers

This is lovely Thalia, who regularly attends our Goldies session in Cardiff Central Library and Penylan

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Upcoming Sessions


When:
Last Tuesday of every month 2-3pm
Where:
Cwrt Mytton, Abertillery, Gwent
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Third Thursday of every month 10.30 - 11.30am
Where:
Pen y Bont, Abertillery, Gwent
With:
Carol Pegler
This session is funded by the Big Lottery Wales People and Places Grant
When:
First Tuesday of each month from 3pm
Where:
Ty Dyffryn Rhodfa Frank, Ammanford, SA18 2QE
With:
Richard Keen
When:
Last Tuesday of every month (starting in July 2019) - 10am-12pm
Where:
Baglan Community Centre, Hawthorne Avenue, Baglan Castell-nedd, Port Talbot, SA12 8PG
With:
Steve Eldridge
When:
Every SECOND TUESDAY of each month from 10.30am - 11.30am
Where:
Golau Caredig, Broad Street, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF62 7AZ
With:
Maurice Lawrence
CLOSED SESSION
When:
Last Thursday of the month 11.00-12.00 starting in April
Where:
Rondel House, Maes Y Cwm Street, Barry, CF63 4EH
With:
Rachel Parry
When:
2nd Monday of every month (starting October 14th) 11am-12pm
Where:
Willow Court, Campion Gardens Retirement Village, Bishopston. SA3 3JB
With:
Cheryl Davies
(Dementia Matters - closed session)
When:
2nd Thursday of the month 11:30-12:30
Where:
Kensington Baptist Church Brecon Kensington Terrace, Brecon, LD3 9AY
With:
Amy Acton
When:
Last Thursday of each month 3-4pm
Where:
Glanbury Care Home, Brynmawr, Gwent
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Last Monday of the month 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where:
Dyffryn chapel, Bedw Street, Caerau, CF34 0SG
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
on the last Tuesday of the month 10.30-11.30
Where:
Caerleon Library and Information Centre, Town Hall, Church Street, Caerleon NP18 1AW
With:
Rachel Parry
When:
Second Monday of every month 11.00am-12.00pm
Where:
Vanguard Centre, United Reformed Church, Van Road, Caerphilly, CF83 1JZ
With:
Carol Pegler
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
CLOSED SESSION
When:
For details please contact the office
Where:
Clos Y Nant, Plasmawr Road, Fairwater, Cardiff CF5 3JP
With:
Sian Young
When:
2nd Friday of every month 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Ely And Caerau Community Hub, Cowbridge Road West, Cardiff CF5 5BQ
With:
Sian Young
When:
On the last Friday of the month 11.30-12.30
Where:
Fairwater Hub, Doyle Ave, Cardiff CF5 3HU
With:
Sian Young
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 10.30-12.00
Where:
Park End Church of Wales, Llandennis Road, Rhydypennau, Cardiff, CF23 6EG
With:
Sue Thomas
CLOSED SESSION
When:
Contact the office for details
Where:
Wheatley Road Community Living Scheme
With:
Sian Young
When:
First MONDAY of Every Month from 2.00pm-3.00pm
Where:
Ararat Baptist Church, Plas Treoda, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1PT
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
3rd Friday of every month 1pm - 2pm
Where:
Maes Mwldan, Bath House Road, Cardigan, SA43 1JZ
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
Closed session
Where:
Plas-y-Bryn, Thornhill Road, Cwmgwili, Cross Hands, SA14 6PT
With:
Angela Murray
When:
3rd Friday of every month (starting January 17th 2019) 10:30am-11:30am
Where:
Bro Preseli, Heol Parc Y Ffair, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, SA41 3SJ
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
As requested
Where:
Fairhill Methodist Church, Cwmbran, Gwent
With:
Carol Pegler
This session is funded by C3SC - Cardiff Third Sector Council
When:
CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Where:
Murchfield Community Centre, Sunnycroft Lane, Dinas Powys, CF64 4QQ
With:
Maurice Lawrence
When:
Third Friday of each month 10.45am - 11.45am
Where:
Vision House, Ebbw Vale, Gwent
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
1st Monday of the month (if this falls on a Bank Holiday, we will move to the 2nd Monday) 1:45-2:45pm
Where:
Llys-y-werin, Brynawel Road, Gorseinon, SA4 4UA
With:
Richard Keen
When:
Last Thursday of the month 1:45pm
Where:
Llys-y-werin, Brynawel Road, Gorseinon, SA4 4UA
With:
Bill Savage
When:
The SECOND TUESDAY of each month 11.00-12.00pm
Where:
St Theodore’s Church High Street, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Glamorgan CF33 6DR
With:
Cheryl Davies
Transport can be arranged, please contact for details
When:
3rd Thursday BI-MONTHLY 10.30am-12pm (Next dates are: 20/02/20 - 16/04/20 - 18/06/20 - 20/08/20 - 15/10/20 - 17/12/20
Where:
Parc-Y-Bocs Farm, Carmarthen Road, Kidwelly SA17 5AB
With:
Bill Savage
When:
On the last Wednesday of the month 11.30-12.30
Where:
Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub, College Rd, Cardiff CF14 2HU
With:
Sian Young
When:
2nd Tuesday of every month - 11am-12pm (starting 10th December)
Where:
St John Hall, 17 Dynevor Avenue, Llandeilo, SA19 6DU
With:
Steve Eldridge
Closed Session Service Users Only
When:
Last Friday of every month 10:30am-11:30am
Where:
Awel Tywi Care Home, Bethlehem Rd, Ffairfach, Llandeilo SA19 6SY
With:
Steve Eldridge
When:
CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Where:
Llandough Hospital, University Hospital Llandough Penlan Road, Penarth CF64 2XX
With:
Rachel Parry
When:
on the last Friday of every month 11.00-12.00
Where:
The Powerhouse, Roundwood, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, CF23 9PN
With:
Sarah Mackerras
closed session
When:
On the 2nd & Last Thursday of every month at 11am
Where:
Affalon House, 2/4 Felinfoel Road, Llanelli SA15 3JG
With:
Bill Savage
When:
2nd Wednesday of every month; 2pm-3pm
Where:
Ffwrnes Theatre, Park Street, Llanelli, SA15 3YE
With:
Steve Eldridge
Llanelli is a closed session at a centre for disengaged and disabled people and those with long term chronic health problems.
When:
Last Wednesday of the month - 1:30-2:30pm
Where:
Coleshill Centre, Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli SA15 3BT
With:
Steve Eldridge
When:
Third Monday of every month 10:30 till 11:30
Where:
Llantonian Hall, behind Llantwit Major Rugby FC, off Boverton Rd, LLantwit Major, CF61 1TF
With:
Geoff Ashford
When:
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Where:
Hubberston and Hakin Community Centre, Church Rd, Hubberston, Milford Haven SA73 3PL
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
1st Monday of every month 10.45 - 11.45am
Where:
Blaenau Gwent Services, Pond Road, Nantyglo, Gwent
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
As requested
Where:
The Memo, Newbridge, Gwent
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Last Monday of the month 11am-12pm
Where:
Holy Trinity Church Community Hall, Church Lane, Newcastle Emlyn, SA38 9AM
With:
Claire Thomas
When:
The first Tuesday of every month, 2.30-3.30pm
Where:
Ty Melin Sheltered Housing, Croespenmaen, Crumlin, Gwent, NP113BX
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
1st Thursday of every month, 11:00am-1:00pm.
Where:
Tabernacle Chapel, 14 Thomas St, Pontardawe, Swansea SA8 4HD
With:
Naomi Bishop
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:
3rd Monday of every month from 1.30-2.30
Where:
Ty Nant Ddu Day Centre, Hospital Road, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, Gwent, NP4 8LE
With:
Carol Pegler
This Goldies session has a slightly different format as we will be running Sing & Smile sessions monthly, but every other month there will be extra "entertainment" put on by Porthcawl Pavillion (the first two hosted by Live Music Now)
When:
Last Monday of Every Month 1-2pm
Where:
The Grand Pavilion, The Esplanade, Porthcawl, CF36 3YW
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
3rd Wednesday in the month 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Rhiwbina Library, Pen-y-Dre, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 6EH
With:
Rachel Parry
Closed Session Service Users Only
When:
3rd Tuesday of every month 1.45-2.45
Where:
Brooklands Day Centre, Brookland Road, Risca, Newport, Gwent NP11 6BH
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Last Wednesday of Every Month 12.00 - 1.00pm
Where:
Ael Y Bryn sports and community centre, Aneurin Terrace, Rhymney, Gwent, NP22 5DR
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
2 nd Thursday of each month 2pm to 4pm.
Where:
St Teilo’s Church Hal, St Florence Parade, Tenby SA70 7DT
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
As requested
Where:
Alzheimers Society, Moose Hall, Tredegar, Gwent
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Every second Tuesday of month from 12 - 1pm
Where:
Tredegar Library, The Circle, Tredegar, Gwent, NP22 3PS
With:
Carol Pegler
(Dementia Matters - closed session)
When:
Every 8 weeks - 11:30am-12:30pm
Where:
Ynyscedwyn Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA9 1BP
With:
Steve Eldridge


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