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A promotional booklet for the 4 July Proms, held by Penfriends at Penylan House, Home for Aged Jews in Cardiff. The pink cover features images of a piano, violin, musical notes and a singer.

The next page features the ‘President’s Welcome’ from Judy Cotsen. It welcomes guests to the event, gives a special thanks to Renee Woolf (who made the event possible), thanks the donors and the artists who had put the programme together for that evening, Tony Lloyd and Mark Elton. The proceeds from the evening would go towards refurbishing the Orchard Wing, which would give the residents more en-suite facilities and a new hairdressing salon.

Many companies are advertised throughout the booklet, such as Bogod Group, Gee’s Ltd, Currans Insurance, Cosgrove Builders, Golden Vale Welsh Dairy, Hodge Bakshi, Paul Brain Landscapes and Nick Cogan Electrical. There is also a list of Sponsors and a list of Donors, all individuals rather than companies. After this, there is information about the performers for the evening: The Millhouse Strings (a string quartet), Sarah Blasebalk (a visually impaired flautist, who ran groups in residential homes, playing traditional Jewish music to evoke ‘heimischer’ feelings in her clients), Anthony Stuart Lloyd (Baritone), Emma Davies (Soprano) and Steve Goulden (Tenor).

Pencare (formerly known as 'The Trustees of Penylan House') is a charity, which offers care for elderly people of the Jewish faith and is currently based in Cardiff, although the catchment area for the home covers South Wales and the West of England. Pencare has been working with Linc Cymru to redevelop their care home, Penylan House, to ensure high quality care to Cardiff's elderly Jewish community and extending the care to elderly people not of the Jewish faith.

Mr Henry Silver and other members of the Cardiff Jewish community had originally founded a Home for the Aged in 1946 in Canton. In December 1948, the Home moved to Holme Towers in Penarth to provide more space for its large number of applications. Despite the beautiful surroundings, the Home in Penarth was quite isolated, so the difficult decision was later taken to move the Home to Penylan Road in Cardiff, meaning many residents were now closer to their friends and relatives. Residents moved to Penylan House in February 1959.

Sources:
http://opencharities.org/charities/243968;
http://www.housingcare.org/downloads/facilities/generated-brochures/134508-penylan-house-nursing-home-cardiff-wales.pdf;
Cajex, Magazine of the Association of Jewish Ex-service Men and Women (Cardiff), Vol. IX, No. 1, Ninth Year - March 1959, pp. 60- 65.

Depository: Glamorgan Archives.

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