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Author: Age Cymru
Published on 11 September 2015 03:00 PM

 

Charity unveils winter concert plans to support older people 
 
“Feeling part of society is important to all of us” said Arfon Haines Davies
Legendary WELSH TV presenter Arfon Haines Davies will host this year’s annual winter concert for Age Cymru, at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. 
 
The musical evening, kindly sponsored by Western Power Distribution, is now entering its fourth year at the College.  
This year it features the world famous Morriston Orpheus choir, eisteddfod winning musicians Charlie and Lizzie-Lovell Jones, and the Llanishen based Ysgol Y Wern school choir, all performing their favourite festive pieces to help raise funds for older people across Wales.
 
There will also be a winter market of stalls and exhibitions with an array of seasonal goods and information tips to help older people get through the cold winter months.
 
Arfon Haines Davies said: “With isolation and loneliness affecting thousands of older people during the winter months, we need to do all we can to support them.
 
“During my time as a TV presenter, I heard many horror stories about the impact of loneliness and isolation – feeling part of society is important to all of us, but especially amongst older people.”  
 
Age Cymru’s chief executive Ian Thomas added: “Our winter concert is a very important part of our fundraising efforts so we can support older people during the difficult winter months.  
 
“It also provides an ideal opportunity for older people, their families and their friends, to enjoy a wonderful evening of festive music at one of the most iconic venues in Wales – it is certainly one of the highlights in my calendar!”
 
You can buy tickets from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s box office by calling 029 2039 1391 or by visiting www.rwcmd.ac.uk. Tickets cost between £10 - £15 (concessions available).  
Age Cymru is Wales’ largest and leading charity for older people – it works nationally and locally through its network of local charity partners to make Wales a place where older people can flourish.
Age Cymru is committed to achieving an age friendly Wales where older people have equal rights to respect, opportunities and the same access to services as the rest of the population.

Legendary TV presenter Arfon Haines Davies will host this year’s annual winter concert, at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.  

The musical evening, kindly sponsored by Western Power Distribution, is now entering its fourth year at the College.  

This year it features the world famous Morriston Orpheus choir, eisteddfod winning musicians Charlie and Lizzie-Lovell Jones, and the Llanishen based Ysgol Y Wern school choir, all performing their favourite festive pieces to help raise funds for older people across Wales. 

There will also be a winter market of stalls and exhibitions with an array of seasonal goods and information tips to help older people get through the cold winter months. 

Arfon Haines Davies said:

“With isolation and loneliness affecting thousands of older people during the winter months, we need to do all we can to support them. 

“During my time as a TV presenter, I heard many horror stories about the impact of loneliness and isolation – feeling part of society is important to all of us, but especially amongst older people.”   

Age Cymru's Chief executive Ian Thomas added:

“Our winter concert is a very important part of our fundraising efforts so we can support older people during the difficult winter months.   

“It also provides an ideal opportunity for older people, their families and their friends, to enjoy a wonderful evening of festive music at one of the most iconic venues in Wales – it is certainly one of the highlights in my calendar!” 

You can buy tickets from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s box office by calling 029 2039 1391 or by visiting www.rwcmd.ac.uk. Tickets cost between £10 - £15 (concessions available).  

For more information: Call Age Cymru Advice: 08000 223 444