Sir Cliff praises Health Lottery Wales
He’s sold more than 250 million records – but he’s still got time for the Golden Oldies! Pop music icon, Sir Cliff Richard OBE, is a big fan of The Health Lottery’s fundraising work. Sir Cliff is a patron of the Golden Oldies, a charity which provides weekly activities for the over 55s.
The Golden Oldies deliver outings to give people the opportunity for new experiences and greater interaction – as well as entertainment such as bingo and music at their weekly meet ups. Recently, they have received over £10,000 in funding from People’s Health Trust, raised through Health Lottery Wales. This will fund an expansion project to deliver trips to cultural and historical points of interest too.
Sir Cliff said “I am delighted that the Golden Oldies have had support through The Health Lottery. It’s such a worthwhile cause, and one close to my heart.” Golden Oldies founder Grenville Jones added that “money raised through The Health Lottery has provided us with funding – so from all of us oldies, thank you!”
Health Lottery Wales has raised over £6 million to date, supporting more than 169 local groups and charities. “We are grateful for Sir Cliff’s support” said Martin Ellice, The Health Lottery’s Managing Director, “and we are very proud of the difference that Health Lottery Wales has been able to make in Wales. Crucially, this forms part of an amazing £109 million fund that has been raised across Great Britain – helping more than 2,900 deserving causes.”