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!
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”.
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.
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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With its growing number of daytime fun sing-along sessions the Goldies Cymru Charity is taking off across South and 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.
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"
To find out more about the Goldies charity and its work across the South of England click below