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28/05/2021

While many choirs have resorted to using online technology for practices and concerts during lockdown, Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society and Friends have set the bar high by producing three concerts of entirely original works. Following their concerts of music for Christmas and St. David’s Day, the choir is now releasing a performance of Iain James Veitch’s Jazz Missa Brevis on May 31st. Composed in 2018, the Missa Brevis is an unusual piece for mixed choir and jazz piano trio. As Veitch explains ‘I hope that using the jazz…

13/05/2021

Goldies Cymru session leaders Rachel Parry (front) and Cheryl Davies who currently lead the online GoldiesLive weekly sessions.   The Goldies Cymru Charity is celebrating after receiving £12,000 to continue its musical services for people living with dementia. The money will enable the Cardiff-based charity to reach out through Songs and Smiles across South Wales for people suffering with dementia to support their wellbeing.   The grant was received from Music for Dementia’s £500,000 Paul & Nick Harvey Fund, which…

12/05/2021

New online marketplace Boxini is making it easier than ever to shop local, from the comfort of your own home. Launched last year, Boxini gives you access to delicious, fresh, and top-quality groceries from independent local businesses in South Wales. It has never been easier to support local in one convenient doorstep delivery. Dominic and Dan Gambarini from Cardiff, launched Boxini last year, providing a new way to shop at popular independent stores during and after the pandemic. Of Welsh…

12/05/2021

Invisible Cities, the social enterprise operating  in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow and York  Invisible Cities – Train people who have previously  experienced  homelessness, to become walking tour guides of their own city  – is inviting supporters, friends, customers and partners to take part in a virtual mile-covering challenge, to celebrate Invisible Cities turning 5.  Running from April until July there are 4 legs (one per month) that collectively make-up 500 miles as participants virtually move between Invisible Cities locations. Participants are invited to sign up for one leg, or all 4 and the challenge is to complete…

12/05/2021

Kath Fisher [Community Fundraising Manager, Noah’s Ark], Robert Payne [Charity Officer – South Wales Freemasons], Isaac San Miguel [Heart Patient], Kelly Enticott [Hospital Play Assistant] all at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital, Cardiff.   Thousands of young patients at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales in Cardiff will continue to receive support from a vital play service seven days a week, thanks to a grant of £50,000 from South Wales Freemasons. The play specialist team at Wales’ only children’s…

12/05/2021

Over 60 of the UK’s leading artists have donated works to be auctioned online from Saturday 15th – Sunday 30th May 2021 to raise vital funds for Horatio’s Garden, a charity that supports patients, their loved ones and NHS staff affected by spinal injury through creating and nurturing beautiful, accessible, therapeutic gardens in NHS spinal injury centres. There are five currently in existence and the charity plans to bring a stunning sanctuary to each of the 11 NHS spinal injury…

11/05/2021

The independent charity Crimestoppers has launched an appeal for anonymous information to urgently recover a car that may be linked to the murder of Tomasz Waga. 23-year-old Tomasz’ body was found by a member of the public in Westville Road, Penylan, late on Thursday, 28 January. It is believed that he travelled from Dagenham, east London to Newport Road in Cardiff, where a disturbance took place an hour before he was found. He died as a result of a sustained…

10/05/2021

Charities in Cardiff have a chance to win a share of a £25,000 prize pot offered by specialist charity insurer Ansvar’s Community Campaign.   Many good causes in the region have been struggling to raise funds during the pandemic and Ansvar, which has insured charities, churches and voluntary groups for more than 60 years, is offering help.   The money will be split three ways: £15,000 for the overall winner with £5,000 each going to two additional charities.   The…

07/05/2021

  Wales’ biggest sporting charity has announced that its annual Ian Spratling Memorial Golf Day will return in the Autumn.   The hugely anticipated event organised by Lord’s Taverners Wales, returns on Thursday 16th September after a year’s hiatus, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will see teams of varying handicaps from across South Wales compete for the charity trophy at the Royal Porthcawl Golf Club.   The event is held annually in memory of ex-Chairman of the Lord’s Taverners…

07/05/2021

A group of Cardiff based volunteers have come together in a fundraising effort to support the British Red Cross through an online auction launching on the 8th May.   The charity, which is now in its second year of responding to coronavirus, has reached more than 1.5 million people in the UK since the start of the pandemic, supporting those hardest hit by providing practical and emotional support through their national support line, getting cash grants, food and other essential…