Thursday, October 13, 2016
Hundreds of older people will head for the All Nations Centre, in Sachville Avenue, Cardiff, next Monday October 17 for a day of entertainment and information.
The day is organised by the Goldies Cymru Charity who reach out to older isolated people through their growing number of daytime singing and activity sessions. Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr Monica Walsh, will open the day at 10.30am and other guests include Sarah Rochira, Commissioner for Older People in Wales.
The free admission day from 10am until 4pm is supported by the Big Lottery Fund in Wales through their People and Places fund and the Cardiff-based Moondance Foundation.
In the last three years ‘Goldies’, as it has become fondly known, has grown from four sessions to over 50 across the Cardiff area and the charity is now developing its work with older people across West and Mid Wales. Hundreds attend at sessions which include Church halls, community rooms and libraries.
There will be entertainment on stage from a number of local groups including school choirs and the Cardiff Style Close Harmony ladies choir plus, of course, lots of fun sing-alongs!
The Charity is providing community transport to enable people to attend the day.
Seventeen organisations who provide services for the elderly will also have the opportunity to tell visitors about their work and Goldies founder Grenville Jones will lead the final sing-along at 3.30pm.
“We have a great team leading our work in Wales, a dedicated management board and a brilliant group of session leaders.
“If anyone wants to know more about our work with older folk across South Wales we would be delighted to tell them more. Come along next Monday to the All Nations Centre.”
Press enquiries to Grenville Jones on 07778 282934.