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Winners of the  2018 National Lottery Award – Educational Category 

COMING SOON - OUR NEW PRIMARY SCHOOLS INTER-GENERATIONAL PROGRAMME SUPPORTED BY THE HERITAGE FUND - WALES

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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 

SUPPORTING THE WORK OF GOLDIES CYMRU

There have been two academic studies about the wellbeing benefits of our growing charity. Our first report was  written in August 2016 by Paul Marshall and a more recent study was written in September 2018 by Katrina Evans. Both reports can be found here:

Paul Marshall – Goldies Cymru Eval Report - Short

Paul Marshall – Bristol University Report E&W 

Katrina Evans – Goldies Report Final


 

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.

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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 11am - 12pm
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
When:
2nd Monday of every month (starting October 14th) 11am-12pm
Where:
Willow Court, Campion Gardens Retirement Village, Bishopston. SA3 3JB
With:
Cheryl Davies
When:
Temporarily closed due to maternity leave (FIRST THURSDAY of each month - 6.00pm-7.00pm)
Where:
Penylan Library - Penylan Community Centre, Penylan Road, Penylan, Cardiff, CF23 5HW
With:
Amruta Garud
(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 - PLEASE NOTE: Our Christmas session will take place on 13th December – 3 – 4.45pm
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:
PLEASE NOTE: our December session will be on 17th December instead of the last Tuesday of the month..... Normal sessions run 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:
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
(Closed session, only open to residents living on the site)
When:
Friday 13th December 1-2pm Christmas Goldies session
Where:
Sandown Court Community Living Scheme, Bromley Drive, Caerau, Cardiff. CF5 5EZ
With:
Sian Young
When:
First Tuesday of the month - 12.30 - 1.30pm - PLEASE NOTE: Jan session on the 7th is at the altered time of 11-12
Where:
Cardiff Central Library, The Hayes, Cardiff
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
2nd Friday of every month 10.30-11.30am - PLEASE NOTE: our Christmas session will be on Friday 13th December 10.30-11.30
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 - PLEASE NOTE: our Christmas session will be on Friday 27th December 10.30-11.30
Where:
Fairwater Hub, Doyle Ave, Cardiff CF5 3HU
With:
Sian Young
When:
4th Tuesday of the month 11.30-12.30pm - PLEASE NOTE: The December session will take place on 17th Dec
Where:
Penylan Library, Penylan Rd, Cardiff CF23 5HW
With:
Kate Haynes
When:
EVERY Thursday from 10.30-11.30am - NO SESSION 26TH DECEMBER
Where:
Rhydypennau Library, Llandennis Road, Cardiff, CF23 6EG
With:
Sue Thomas
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:
Thursday 7th November at 11am
Where:
Maes Mwldan, Bath House Road, Cardigan, SA43 1JZ
With:
This session is funded by the Big Lottery Wales People and Places Grant
When:
2nd Friday of the month from 11.30
Where:
Cartref Cynnes, LLansteffan Road, Johnstown, Carmarthen, SA31 3NQ
With:
Angela Murray
When:
Every 1st Monday - 12.30-1.30pm
Where:
Westward Community Centre, Llangewydd Road, CF31 4JR
With:
Tina Williams
In conjunction with Dementia Friendly Screening of films
When:
For more information contact the office
Where:
Chapter Arts, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE
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:
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:
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
This is part of an Older Persons Celebration Event
When:
Taster session - Thursday 28th November 11.45-12.15
Where:
Dusty Forge, Cowbridge Road West, Ely, Cardiff
With:
Sian Young
When:
1st Tuesday of every month (starting in July 2019) 11am-12pm
Where:
Calon Y Fferi, Carmarthen Road, Ferryside, SA17 5TE
With:
Angela Murray
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 of every month 11am-12pm
Where:
Parc-Y-Bocs Farm, Carmarthen Road, Kidwelly SA17 5AB
With:
Angela Murray
When:
2nd Tuesday of the month at 11am
Where:
The Mustard Seed, 17 College Street, LAMPETER, Ceredigion SA48 7DY
With:
Jane Morgan
When:
On the last Wednesday of the month 11.30-12.30 - PLEASE NOTE: our Christmas session will be on Wednesday 11th December from 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:
Diane Leigh
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:
Diane Leigh
When:
CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Where:
Llandough Hospital, University Hospital Llandough Penlan Road, Penarth CF64 2XX
With:
Rachel Parry
When:
2nd Thursday of the month from 11am-12pm
Where:
Y Porth, Church St, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, SA44 4QS
With:
Claire Thomas
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:
Angela Murray
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
(Dementia Matters - closed session)
When:
Every 8 weeks - 11.30am
Where:
Royal British Legion Club, Tremont road, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5EB
With:
Amy Acton
When:
29th October, 2-3pm.
Where:
Llansamlet Library, 242 Peniel Green Road, Swansea SA7 9BD.
With:
Cheryl Davies
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:
Third Tuesday of the month 10.30
Where:
Morriston Library, Treharne Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7AA
With:
Steve Eldridge
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:
Maesteg sheltered housing scheme, Edmunds place, Pentwynmawr, Gwent, 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:
Naomi Bishop
When:
3rd Friday of every month - 10:00-11:00am
Where:
Holly Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ET
With:
Steve Eldridge
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


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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"


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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"


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