Thursday 9th January, 2014
GOLDEN-OLDIES IN RHYMNEY TUNE IN TO CASH BOOST FROM CO-OPERATIVE COMMUNITY FUND
Golden-Oldies in Rhymney received a welcome boost by tuning into a £250 grant from The Co-operative.
The charity, which runs popular singing and activity sessions and boasts Sir Cliff Richard as its patron, received the support from The Co-operative Membership Community Fund which is distributed to support local good causes.
The Co-operative is owned by its members, who play an active role in the business and in the communities in which it trades, including the allocation of money from the Membership Community Fund by local area committees.
Grenville Jones, the founder of Golden-Oldies, said: “We are delighted to have been successful in securing this donation from The Co-operative. Goldies puts smiles on hundreds of faces through its singing and activity sessions but, we do rely on donations to maintain and run the service and so the boost from The Co-operative has made a big difference to our fundraising efforts - Goldies Cymru is taking off in South Wales and the support will put more smiles on the faces of elderly isolated people in the area.”
Brian Rees, Chair of The Co-operative’s South Wales Area Committee, said: “Supporting local communities has been an inherent part of The Co-operative’s values and principles since the very beginning of the Co-operative Movement. We are particularly proud of the Community Fund, as it demonstrates how our members can make a real difference in their local area.”
Community Fund application forms are available online at www.co-operative.coop/communityfund or by phoning 0844 262 4001. Awards are allocated by local Co-operative members’ committees, based on a set of values and principles such as social responsibility, concern for community and, caring for others.
For more information about Golden-Oldies visit www.golden-oldies.org.uk