The Daring to Dream Ball & Auction July 7th 2023

Join us for a fun, celebratory, musical, and fundraising evening, in support of the emotional health and wellbeing of adults in Wales living with illness.

Help us to raise funds to create inviting, comfortable and safe dayrooms in the Care for the Elderly wards at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, to enable the ward teams support even better the physical and emotional needs of their patients. Improved and inviting day rooms will enable staff to help patients engage in wellbeing activities, and to improve their social interaction over lunch or coffee or with their families. Such an important project is the fundraising aim of our 2023 Daring to Dream Ball.

Date: Friday July 7th 2023 (7 til late) at voco St David’s Hotel, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5SD
Tickets: only £49.50 each or £475 for a table of 10

An amazing evening for you:
Your ticket offers you an exciting night that starts with a red carpet entrance, a sparkling wine reception, and the chance to buy your raffle tickets.

Our host and compere for the night is Jason Harrold, (aka the legend) and once you have taken your places in the ballroom, he will introduce you to one of Tenovus Cancer Care’s uplifting ‘Sing with Us’ choirs.

A three course meal awaits you, complete with a musical interlude from Emilie Parry-Williams who will entertain you with a selection of songs from the musicals.

From the meal we take you on to our auction, then you can dance the night away to the disco.

Dress Code: evening wear
To get your tickets E: T: 0789 385114

Our host and compere: Jason Harrold
Jason-HarroldJason Harrold: According to his parents Jase – as he’s called for short – could talk before he could walk. Talking in class also paid off for him as the award winning presenter has notched up over 30 years on the radio here in Wales. He has also fronted many live events down the years and is no stranger to the camera either having worked for ITV Wales and Eurosport.

These days Jase can be heard up and down Wales on Smooth Radio weekdays from Midday.

Our Special Guests include:
‘Sing With Us Choir’ from Tenovus Cancer Care
We so loved having one of the Tenovus ‘Sing with Us’ choirs as part of Lleswyl 2023, that we have invited them to join us at our Annual Daring to Dream Ball too.

The Sing with Us choirs are for anyone affected by cancer. They offer support, friendship, and fun. Tenovus’s ground-breaking research has shown singing is good for us all too. It’s a wonderful way to lift your spirits, reduce anxiety and be part of something special. The best bit is, everybody can sing – even if we don’t think we can! Tenovus Cancer Care have choirs across the country and new people are joining them all the time.

Emilie Parry-Williams
Emilie is a Classical Soprano based in Monmouthshire, South Wales. Emilie has been singing all her life. In Autumn 2022, she appeared on ‘The Voice UK’ and chose to join team Sir Tom Jones. Singing at the blind auditions as one half of the duo ‘Thomas and Emilie’, they achieved four chair turns from the coaches, and Sir Tom also used his one per series block button, preventing the couple from choosing Olly Murs.

Emilie has been singing since she was five years old, and one of her earliest memories is winning her first singing competition at the age of six, singing a Welsh children’s song ‘Mi Welais Jac-y-do’, at her school Eisteddfod.

She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Classical Voice from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating in September 2019, and a First Class Undergraduate Music Degree from City University of London.

Emilie was awarded the Bill Weston Young Singers Award from Glyndebourne Opera House in October 2018; the award is given once every two years to a singer who has been involved with the Glyndebourne Education programme, which in Emilie’s case, was Glyndebourne Academy 2017. Following her studies, Emilie was accepted to study a three month Erasmus through the European Opera Academy at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence, Italy, completing the programme and returning to Wales in December 2019.

More recently, in June 2022, Emilie entered two categories at the 2022 Abergavenny Eisteddfod and won both the ‘Song from A Show’ and ‘Championship Solo’ competitions. She appeared in ‘Payday Party’, a commissioned piece of political theatre by Common Wealth theatre company, in both Chapter Arts Centre and Edinburgh Fringe in August 2022; the cast represented Wales at the 2022 Edinburgh festival fringe, with the show being sponsored by the Arts Council of Wales.

More recently Emilie performed in Daring to Dream’s wellbeing festival, Lleswyl 2023, and here is a short clip of her and Tom: