Welcome to the website of Goldies Cymru although most people now fondly refer to us just as "Goldies." As you can see from the many images on this website, we are putting smiles on hundreds of faces through our daytime singing and activity sessions. These take place across South Wales working in partnership with a number of other organisations. If you would like to know more about starting a daytime singing and activity session in your area, please contact Rachel Parry.
Everyone is welcome at our Goldies Cymru sessions. We are not a choir but we do use the popular hits of the 50's onwards at our sessions to get people singing out and (quite often!) getting up to dance. We ask everyone who attends to make a minimum £2 donation.
With the support of the Big Lottery Fund Wales and The Moondance Foundation we will be adding more sessions in the months ahead across Wales. Click to discover where they are.
Calling all Primary Schools in Wales
We have launched our new inter-generational programme for all primary schools across Wales. It is based on the final months of WW1 and encourages primary schools to commemorate the Armistice in November 2018. As our charity reaches out to more older people across Wales through its daytime singing and activity sessions, the project encourages schools to open their doors to invite older people in their communities to take part in joint WW1 projects. Our dedicated website offers guidance and information on projects and also two WW1 Medley's for schools to sing as part of their special events. In addition, the unique new 30 minute production Armistice Cantata, written by the children of Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff. The website is:
Contact Goldies Cymru founder, Grenville Jones for more details.
South Wales Echo letters page - Wednesday, 21st May
Please add your support to Goldies in Wales
The other Monday I attended an event at the National Museum, arranged by Goldies Cymru. What a wonderful afternoon!
This charity was launched in 2008 by Grenville Jones. The Goldies came together to sing and it brings many elderly people together to have fun and socialise.
The joy on their faces said it all. This singing, together with activity session among other events throughout the year, gives them something to look forward to.
Children from Lakeside Primary school also attended and their singing and presence ensured intergenerational working, which again brought much pleasure.
Hopefully, more schools can become involved in the Time after Time programme helping to bring young people and not so young together more. The children were a delight and a credit to their school.
If you know of someone who would benefit from this charity, or would like to know more, please call or email Rachel.
Goldies Cymru was launched in Wales in 2011. I look forward to it expanding here. Please help make this happen.
Cllr. Judith Woodman