We've had some great fundraising activities over the last year, with some fantastic supporters...
GALA DINNER - 1st December 2018
Our first ever Gala Dinner took place this year, on the 1st December.
All who attended had a great time, with a 3 course dinner, auction, raffle and a bit of a boogie!
An amazing £5830 was raised for the charity!
CARDIFF 10K - 2nd September 2018
Well done to all of our runners who took on this year's Cardiff 10k. Amazing effort and a great way to raise money for Age Connects. Around £2,000 was raised for the charity!
BRECON WATERFALLS WALK - 10th June 2018
10 miles and 8 beautiful waterfalls... A breathtaking and beautiful walk on a lovely sunny day... but it wasn't easy... A few sore legs after!
A fantastic day, raising a fantastic £400!
CHARITY FUN DAY - 12th May 2018
We held our first every Family Fun Day at Rhiwbeina Primary school in May this year and had such a great time!
We had fairground rides, bouncy castle, Fire engines, Face painting, a falconry display and so much more - The weather was lovely it was really well attended, with a lot of fun had by all!
A fantastic total of £2,000 was raised on the day!
QUIZ & CURRY NIGHT - 17th April 2018
Our first Charity Curry and Quiz Night was a huge success!
Great fun and yummy Indian food was enjoyed by all. A big thank you to our Quiz Master Dawn and also to the Juboraj of Rhiwbina.
Over £600 was raised towards our work supporting local older people in need.
CHARITY PAMPER EVENING - 2nd November 2017
Following on from the success of our Pamper Event earlier in the year, we held a 2nd pamper evening in November.
We had a great turnout, some fantastic therapists and we were able to raise over £700... a lovely relaxing night was had by all!
CARDIFF HALF MARATHON 2017
21 brave runners took on this years 13.1 mile Cardiff Half Marathon, raising money for Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale.
They all did brilliantly - some for the first (and possibly last) time and some repeating the challenge.
Between them, they managed to raise over £4,500 to help local older people.
CALL MY WINE BLUFF
We held our popular 'Call my wine bluff' night for the second year this August, with great success once again at Llandaff Rugby Club.
Great fun and delicious wine was had by all! A special thank you to Bay Tree Wine Company and all of our kind contributors and supporters who made the event possible!
We are thrilled to say that an amazing £1683 was raised
AVON ABSEIL CHALLENGE - 3rd June 2017
This Summer, 10 brave participants took part in a 130ft abseil at Uphill Quarry, Somerset.
We were very lucky with the weather and a great group of people made for a lovely, if slightly nerve-wracking day!
Everyone met the challenge and descended the 130ft cliff face, raising a fantastic £1,000 for the charity!
GUNG-HO! 5k INFLATABLE OBSTACLE RACE - 18th March 2017
12 brave, fun-seeking individuals made up our Gung-Ho team this year, in the Seriously Fun 5k course over giant inflatable obstacles. They ran, jumped, and bounced your way around the course.
It's fair to say they ended up a bit messy, but you can tell by their faces they all had a lot of fun!
WELSH THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE - 30th May 2015
13 brave trekkers took on the Welsh Three Peaks for the Age Connects. This was a mighty challenge, climbing Snowdonia, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan, all in 24 hours. Over £2,000 was raised!
CHRISTMAS STOCKING CAMPAIGN
For the past few years, generous people around Cardiff & the Vale have been knitting small Christmas Stockings for us, which we then fill with sweets and sell. They make great decorations, gifts, etc and can even be personalised! Last year we raised £1,600!
'THINGS CAN CHANGE' CAMPAIGN TO END LONELINESS
At the beginning of the year we launched our ‘Things Can Change’ campaign, to highlight the issues of loneliness and isolation often experienced by older people. With Media Wales we created a very poignant video, using the words and voice of a local service user. This has been both an awareness campaign and a fundraiser, raising over £600 so far.
SAINSBURY'S LOCAL CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2015
We were fortunate enough to be nominated as Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year for 2015, by the Thornhill, Rhiwbina, Whitchurch Road and St Mary Street stores in Cardiff. As well as quiz nights and other events we have been in the store fundraising and have so far raised over £2,000!