"Having had so many of my family pass away, With Music In Mind has reduced my sorrow and helped me to carry on with life. A wonderful group of friends."
Group Member, aged 88
"The With Music In Mind sessions offer me a place to bring my father (with Alzheimers) that guarantees a lovely few hours of enjoyment and laughter. There are few organisations that offer a service like this. I feel we have gained a group of friends (staff and members). As a carer it is a place that offers me a few hours in the company of like-minded people."
Group Member, aged 58
Impact Video July 2021
Meet some our members and our staff team, and find out some of the benefits of attending a With Music In Mind group.
Table of Units of Care and Number of Sessions from May 2015 – March 2020 (until pandemic)
|Cowbridge||Barry||Llantwit Major||St Athan||Penarth||Other||Total|
|Units of care||6837||2635||962||355||194||179||11,162|
- Unit of care = number of members attending per week x number of weeks
- Sessions = total number of sessions run
Activities Outside of Our Core Service
|Trips and Projects||Conferences & Presentations||Concerts & Performances||Events|
|Theatre – Guys and Dolls||Launch of Wales School for Social Care Research - Temple of Peace, Cardiff||With Music In Mind members performances for family and friends||Fundraising balls – silent auctions, raffles, presentations, live band & dancing|
|Theatre – Kiss Me Kate||British Society Of Gerontology conference opening ceremony – Swansea University, Swansea||Performing for Friends and Neighbours group in Barry||Singalong evenings – Sound of Music, Frozen, Grease|
|Theatre – Crazy For You||Annual Meeting of the Healthcare Research Wales Involving People Network – Cardiff City Stadium||Singing Christmas songs to residents in Bethel House, Dinas Powys||Fundraising sports:
Man V Horse, half-marathons, Tough Mudder
|Theatre – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat||National Social Care Conference – Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff||Christas songs at Amelia Trust Farm||Fundraising stands at may fairs – name the teddy, sweet stalls|
|Pedal Power adapted bikes||Glamorgan voluntary services funding presentation – Paget Rooms, Penarth||Performances at Launch of Dementia Friendly Cowbridge & its annual event||Indigo May concerts
|Song-writing and recording project, Rockfield Recording Studio||Performance at Cowbridge Fringe Festival with Elin Manahan-Thomas
|Madeline project workshop at St Quentins Suite, Bear Hotel Cowbridge|
|Remember To Remember project, Gathering Place St Athan||Performances at Duffryn House singing Christmas songs for National Trust members occasion||National Lottery Players Christmas party with the Rat Pack|
|Performance at Cowbridge May Fair