Fundraiser Dinner Dance Success

With Music In Mind’s Annual Fundrasier took place on Friday 7th September at the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge. Guests enjoyed a welcome glass of fizz with a selection of canapes followed by a two course meal with wine sponsored by Benchmark by Kingspan. There followed a hotly competitive silent auction and raffle before the guests danced the night away to the brilliant band, The Velveteens, sponsored by Cowbridge Dental Care.

We are delighted to announce that the final amount raised came to £2274.30, which will go straight towards running our singing and social groups.

Many thanks to our sponsors and to everyone who donated prizes.

Ben Whitestone Runs Newport Marathon for With Music In Mind

On Sunday 29th April Ben Whitestone ran the Newport Marathon in aid of With Music In Mind as part of a bigger challenge he has set himself, in which he will also complete a Tough Mudder in Whistler, Canada and the Swansea Half Marathon later this summer. 

So far he has raised a brilliant £625! Many many thanks go to all his sponsors and, of course, to Ben himself. 

If you would like to sponsor Ben for his ongoing challenge, you can do so by clicking the link to the secure fundraising page.


A letter from the managing directors.

2018 price rise

Dear Member,

When With Music In Mind started in September 2015, the price for members was £4 and was run on an entirely voluntary basis.

As you may know, With Music In Mind was partially funded in 2017 by a grant from the National Lottery, which helped to cover the costs of the group and enabled staff to be paid a small amount for one day a week.  This project has now come to an end.

We will continue to apply for further funding from a variety of sources, but of course, it is not certain as to whether we will be successful in this.

With Music In Mind held its biannual board meeting on the 18th January 2018 and after much discussion the board agreed that in order for With Music In Mind to continue with its groups a price rise was necessary. It was agreed that in order to meet the costs of running the groups and to ensure that the organisation remained viable the cost should be raised to £6 per person per session with immediate effect. It was felt that this reflected the value of the 2 hour group to its members and also reflected that the price has not been raised for well over 2 years. We aim to ensure that we will not need to further increase the price to members for the next 2 years at least.

We are sorry if this causes you any inconvenience although we feel sure that you understand the reasons. We understand that With Music In Mind means a lot to you, and so, if you have personal difficulties with meeting the price rise, please talk to Sarah and Kate and we will see what we can do to help.


Many thanks for your understanding

Sarah Miles and Kate Whitestone

Managing Directors


"Songs from the Musicals" a huge success!

WMIM members sang in the Duke of Wellington, Cowbridge on Saturday 14th October to an audience of over 60! The singers sang beautifully and we’ve been inundated with praise for the group! Thank you to Andrew Matthews, our guest soloist and a special congratulations to all our group members who sang solos! 
We are also delighted to announce that with ticket sales, raffle and sales of our Christmas cards over £560 was raised which will go towards the running of our Cowbridge and Barry groups! Thank you to all who came and supported us!

See our gallery for more images from the night.

Exciting Project gets funding from Glamorgan Voluntary Services!

With Music In Mind is thrilled to announce a new project which is supported by Glamorgan Voluntary Services through the Supporting Older People in the Vale Revenue Funding Scheme.

The project will consist of four workshops with our musical director where WMIM members will have an opportunity to write two songs, followed by a trip to a recording studio to record the songs!

We know that many of our members already have ideas and are excited to get started on this project. We will keep you up to date with our progress on our social media!

With Music In Mind performs at the opening of the BSG conference 2017 at Swansea University Bay Campus

Members of both Barry and Cowbridge groups travelled by coach to the new Bay Campus at Swansea University to sing at the opening of the British Society of Gerontology Conference 2017. They performed 3 songs; Another Opening from Kiss Me Kate, Calon Lan and We Keep A Welcome In The Hillsides. The performance was very well received and much praised. Thank you group members! 

Click on the link below to see a video of their performance.


Indigo May Concert in aid of With Music In Mind

Indigo May, a vocal duo, are holding a concert on the 3rd June in Cowbridge in aid of With Music In Mind. It promises to be a good night, so please come along to the Duke of Wellington, Cowbridge. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. 

Tickets are £10 and available by contacting us on, or on the door!

Cowbridge May Fair, Monday 1st May

With Music In Mind is holding a stall at the Cowbridge May Fair this year on Monday 1st May. The fair takes place on the Bear Field in Cowbridge at kicks off at 10am. There will be a maypole, tug of war and a beautiful baby competition as well as a stage with musical performances and many stalls with food and craft produce. The With Music In Mind stall will be selling sweets and drinks and will have a 'Guess the Name of the Teddy' competition.

Come along to say hello and bring the family for a fun day out!


With Music In Mind Spring Ball took place on Friday 24th April in The Bear Hotel, Cowbridge and a great night was had by all. After a short presentation and speeches, guests enjoyed a two course meal and wine followed by a raffle and silent auction. Once the prizes had been given out the guests danced the night away to music from The Velveteens.

We were thrilled that, in total, the night raised over £2600, all of which will go straight towards running our groups across South Wales.

WMIM performs at the launch of the Wales School of Social Care Research

With Music In Mind were delighted to be invited to the launch of the Wales School of Social Care Research in Cardiff on the 14th February this year. The Cowbridge group performed Calon Lan to a surprised audience. Sarah then gave a short speech about how With Music In Mind was started as a result of research put into practice. The group then performed three more songs and received much praise for their efforts. Click on the video below to see them in action and to see Sarah's speech.