From the initial thought of forming our business, Swansea Funeral Directors, Sims and Jones’ ethos has been to support the community and be a little different. With any new business focus rests on the initial set up. To support the community requires funds, something a new business is always short of. Up until now the community support has been limited to the East Side Food Bank, MacMillan Coffee Mornings as well as our core business of giving help to bereaved families, by providing our professional services, as the families chosen Funeral Director. We have always wanted to do more for the Swansea community and recently, following discussions within the company, it transpired that there was an obvious service we could offer the community.
One of the Directors and Funeral Director of Sims and Jones, is a well known classically trained Tenor. Matthew Ioan Sims has sung at many concerts throughout Swansea, the UK and aboard. These appearances have ranged from guest artist with Choirs to charity events. Matthew graduated with a Masters Degree from the Wales International Academy of Voice, Cardiff, in 2013. The course was under the guidance of World famous Tenor Dennis O’Neill CBE and the Patronage of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa OBE. The degree was awarded by the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.
Following these discussions, Sims and Jones, Swansea Funeral Directors have agreed to sponsor and launch a new Community Program. It is planned that Matthew will tour local Swansea Residential and Nursing Homes. The idea is to provide music to those, in the community, who are now unable to attend concerts or musical shows. This will help and enhance the entertainment program that Residential and Nursing Homes already provide. Matthew will sing a 45 minute program of mixed music with a variety old classics and songs to stir the soul.
If you work at a Residential or Nursing home and would like to arrange a musical visit by Matthew, please contact him directly on Matthew@simsandjones.com or by calling 01792 700501. The program will run for three months, initially, with the intention of re-visiting, at regular intervals thereafter, should the program be a successful.