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A special wedding with an unforgettable prehistoric guest


Tradition says that as well as something new, borrowed and blue, every bride should have something old at her wedding. For newlyweds Eleri and Christian Phillips Adams, both 33 and living in Cardiff, something old came in the form of 152 million year old guest Dippy the Diplodocus as they tied the knot with the dinosaur in attendance at National Museum Cardiff. Te happy couple got married in front of 90 guests in the museum’s impressionist gallery, surrounded by artwork by Monet, Renoir and Pisarro and dined in the museum’s main hall where they enjoyed a delicious four course meal under Dippy’s gaze. Dippy the Diplodocus is the UK’s most famous dinosaur and was on display at the Natural History Museum in London for over 100


Local Charity urges organisations to put their business support


in the heart of their community Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale has been supporting older people in its local communities for over 40 years. Whether it be support with making difficult choices such as moving into a care home, assistance accessing benefit entitlements, advocacy representation in care homes, hospitals or the wider community, access to befriending schemes, help with shopping and getting to appointments or supporting participation in groups and activities to reduce social isolation. In these particularly uncertain times and with funding of the charity’s vital services being drastically cut, Age Connects is reaching out to local businesses to urge them to keep whatever charitable support they have available within the local community where it can make an immediate and noticeable difference to the lives of older and vulnerable loved ones, friends and neighbours.


years. Dippy is at National Museum Cardiff as part of a nationwide tour to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging everyone to explore the natural


history collections and biodiversity right on your doorstep in Cardiff. Measuring an amazing 21.3 metres long and 4.35 metres high, Dippy offered an unforgettable


photo opportunity for the happy couple and their guests. For further information about hosting your special event at National Museum Cardiff call (029) 2057 3322, e-mail venue.hire@ museumwales.ac.uk or visit www.museum.wales For more information about Dippy’s visit to Cardiff, please visit www. museum.wales/dippy


With this message in mind, Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale is encouraging local businesses to support its forthcoming Christmas Gala Dinner, either through purchase of tickets or the donation of auction or raffle prizes.


The Christmas Gala Dinner is being held at the Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff on 29th November 2019. The ticket price of £50.00 per person includes a welcome drink, three course meal, half bottle of wine, DJ, exclusive gift and auction. A discount is available for group bookings. Karen Steele, Marketing and Partnerships Manager stresses: “the work of Age Connects, supporting lonely and vulnerable older people, is at risk from ongoing funding cuts. We are a passionate team who put people at the heart of everything we do.” To find out more, please visit www.ageconnectscardiff. org.uk or call Karen on 02920 683 604.


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