Charity brings Christmas Carol celebration into people's homes

By Barrie Hudson - 7 December 2020

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The Golden-Oldies charity is inviting people to a live online Christmas carol service.

  • Children of the Llanedeyrn Primary School Choir singing for the Christmas Celebration

    Children of the Llanedeyrn Primary School Choir singing for the Christmas Celebration

The charity, also known as Goldies, promotes community singing among older isolated people and people with learning difficulties and dementia.

It was forced to cancel its daytime fun singalong sessions in March because of the pandemic - and then launched online sessions led by Rachel Parry and Cheryl Davies.

Golden-Oldies has been working to prepare a special online Christmas concert which will be available for everyone to enjoy from 11am on Christmas Eve, and will include popular Christmas pieces as well as inserted messages from session leaders across England and Wales and a performance from children of Llanedeyrn Primary School.

Charity founder Grenville Jones said: “The service will be easy to find on YouTube and clearly shown on www.goldieslive.com from 11am on Christmas Eve. And, of course, anyone can then go back and re-watch the broadcast at any time, perhaps with family and friends. 

"The song words will be printed onscreen so we hope that people will put on their Christmas jumpers, wear their Christmas hats - and as the song words will be printed on screen there is no excuse not to join in.”

GoldiesLive sessions go out every Tuesday and Thursday and the charity has plans to develop and continue these through the Winter months and on into 2021.

  

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