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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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Songs and Smiles Across Wales

With its growing number of daytime fun sing-along sessions the Goldies Cymru Charity is taking off across South and West Wales.

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Goldies Cymru plans to extend across West Wales

An award-winning charity is putting more smiles on the faces of hundreds of older people as its plans to extend across West Wales are coming to fruition. Goldies Cymru, fondly known simply as 'Goldies', started in and around Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys over six years ago, with a small number of daytime singing and activity sessions for older people to attend.

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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 Parry
When:
on the last Friday of every month 1.30-2.30pm
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:
3rd Wednesday of each month from 2.30 - 3.30pm
Where:
Brackla Community Centre, 1 Whitethorn Drive, Brackla, CF31 2PQ
With:
Tina Williams
When:
on the last Wednesday in the month at 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Evergreen Hall, Angel Street, Bridgend CF31 4AD
With:
Tina Williams
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:
Bethan Harris
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 Parry
When:
Last Thursday of the month 11.30-12.30pm
Where:
Cardiff Institute for the Blind, Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR
With:
Amy Hall
When:
4th Tuesday of the month 11.30-12.30pm
Where:
Penylan Library, Penylan Rd, Cardiff CF23 5HW
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
3rd Wednesday in the month 12.15-1.15pm
Where:
Radyr Library, Park Road, Cardiff CF15 8DF
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
EVERY Thursday from 10.30-11.30am
Where:
Rhydpennau Library, Llandennis Road, Cardiff, CF23 6EG
With:
Sue Thomas
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:
Every 1st Monday - 1:00pm-2:00pm
Where:
Westward Community Centre, Llangewydd Road, CF31 4JR
With:
Tina Williams
When:
3rd Thursday of the month, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Where:
Clydach Library, High Street, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5LN
With:
Leander Bell
When:
First Monday of each month at 1.30 – 2.30pm
Where:
Memory Clinic - Ysbyty Tri Chwm, College Road, Ebbw Vale NP23 6HA
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Last Tuesday of the month - 11:00am-12:00pm
Where:
Y Lolfa Hub & Community Library, Gwaun-cae-gurwen Community Centre: Gwaun-cae-gurwen, Ammanford, SA18 1UN
With:
Leander Bell
When:
1st Wednesday of each month from 11:00am-12:00pm
Where:
Gorseinon Workingmen’s Club, 11 Brighton Road, Gorseinon. SA4 4BN
With:
Julie-Anne Grey
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
Please note this is a CLOSED SESSION
When:
2nd Thursday of the month between 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where:
Hafan-Y-Coed Care Home, Nightingale Court, Coedcad Road, Llanelli SA15 1HU
With:
Cheryl Davies
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
(In partnership with Strictly Cinema)
When:
Please contact office for more details
Where:
Maesteg Town Hall, Talbot Street, Maesteg, CF34 9DA
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
Third Tuesday of the month 10.00-11.00
Where:
Morriston Library, Treharne Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7AA
With:
Julie Anne Grey
When:
Every SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month from 11.30am - 12.30pm
Where:
Glyndwr Community Center, Penarth, CF64 3ND
With:
Amy Hall
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:
1st Thursday of every month, 11:00am-12:00pm.
Where:
Tabernacle Chapel, 14 Thomas St, Pontardawe, Swansea SA8 4HD
With:
Leander Bell
When:
1st Thursday of every month, 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Where:
Bont Elim Community Church, Alltiago Rd, Pontarddulais SA4 8HU
With:
Cheryl Davies
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:
Julie-Anne Grey
When:
Taster session : Monday, 2nd October - 2.00-3.00pm
Where:
Library Service Brecon, Brecon Library, Ship Street, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9AE
With:
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
This session is run through Blaenau Gwent Social Services.
When:
First Monday of each month 10.45am – 11.45am
Where:
Tredegar Tafarnaubach Centre for adults, Unit 1, Tafarnaubach Industrial Estate, Tafarnaubach, Tredegar NP22 3AA
With:
Carol Pegler
When:
Last Friday of the month 10.30am-11.30am
Where:
Thornhill Primary, Heol Hir, Thornhill, Cardiff, CF14 9LA
With:
Amy Hall
When:
Every second Tuesday of month from 12 - 1pm
Where:
Tredegar Library, The Circle, Tredegar, Gwent, NP22 3PS
With:
Carol Pegler
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:
2nd Thursday of every month. 11:00am-12:00pm
Where:
Ystalyfera Development Trust, 22 Commercial Street, Ystalyfera, Swansea. SA9 2HR.
With:
Leander Bell
When:
LAUNCHING – 28th September at 11:00am-12:00pm (then every last Thursday)
Where:
The Welfare, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, SA9 1JJ
With:
Leander Bell


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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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