Hospi­tal to hold harvest ser­vice for the first time

Cynon Valley - - NEWS - TOM HOUGHTON tom.houghton@waleson­line.co.uk

A VAL­LEYS hospi­tal that en­ter­tains staff, pa­tients and vis­i­tors with mu­si­cal shows is look­ing for­ward to a packed au­tumn of events that will in­clude the first harvest thanks­giv­ing ser­vice since open­ing five years ago.

The ser­vice, one of many to take place at Ys­byty Cwm Cynon be­tween now and Christ­mas, will in­clude pupils from the Church in Wales School in Aber­dare, and take place on Oc­to­ber 4 led by the hospi­tal chap­lain, Fa­ther Robert Davies.

It will come af­ter a per­for­mance this week from the Ynysowen Male Choir be­tween 2pm and 3pm.

The choir was formed in the area shortly af­ter the Aber­fan Disas­ter, and its mu­si­cal di­rec­tor, ac­com­plished harpist Jennifer Jones MBE, will play a med­ley of tunes dur­ing the per­for­mance.

With Armistice Day tak­ing place in Novem­ber, Ys­byty Cwm Cynon will also be hold­ing an Armistice Day Ser­vice in the atrium of the hospi­tal on Novem­ber 9.

This ser­vice will be led by an­other of the hospi­tal’s chap­lains, Wendy Evans, and will be­gin at 10.30pm.

Then, on Novem­ber 22, Cyt­gord, the Welsh Ladies’ Choir of Aber­dare, will also be per­form­ing from 2pm un­til 3pm.

Next, what has be­come known as Fes­tive Fort­night will start on De­cem­ber 4.

It will see a Christ­mas food and craft fayre with 16 stalls on De­cem­ber 5, be­gin­ning at 10am.

Full de­tails of th­ese events will be is­sued at a later date.

Joan Jenk­ins, from the hospi­tal, said: “The en­ter­tain­ment and events which take place ev­ery month are for the ben­e­fit and well be­ing of the pa­tients, out-pa­tients, staff and vis­i­tors to the hospi­tal and this was at the sug­ges­tion of se­nior hospi­tal man­ager Keith Pow­ell.

“As this hospi­tal is sit­u­ated in the Cynon Val­ley and serves the com­mu­nity, ev­ery res­i­den­tial and care home in the Cynon Val­ley re­ceived an in­vi­ta­tion to at­tend all such events and thor­oughly en­joy them.”

Ynysowen Male Choir

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