Choir Conductor to bring more than music to the Dulais Valley

The conductor of Onllwyn Male Voice Choir, Matthew Ioan Sims is a familiar face to many music lovers in the Dulais valley, not just as the Conductor of the choir but as a result of many years of singing at local concerts.

Following many years of support from the Choir, and the many audiences he has entertained at Onllwyn Welfare Hall, and other venues in the valley, Matthew now hopes to be able to repay this support and assist people in their time of need.

Matthew is a Funeral Director by profession and is a Director of Sims and Jones Funeral Directors Limited. The business is relatively young but has a wealth of knowledge and experience within the profession. Gareth Sims, Matthew’s father, has over 30 years experience and provides advice from a traditional outlook while Matthew has over 10 years experience, and has honed his skills working in Swansea and in the Capital City, Cardiff. Matthew and Gareth have the combined opinion and desire, to offer bespoke, personally tailored funerals, if that be the desire of the client, but also to promote Fair Priced Funerals and help address funeral poverty. Sims and Jones also offer pre-paid funeral plans by Golden Charter. This is another way of supporting the Fair Priced Funeral Campaign. A funeral plan freezes the cost of a funeral at today’s price. This is something that Sims and Jones are currently offering at their Bonymaen based office, Swansea, and are planning to provide this choice to the Dulais Valley and beyond.

After passing the empty premises of the old Post Office in Onllwyn for many years, on his way to concerts and choir rehearsal, the business is pleased to announce that 11a Hendre, will now join the business as an additional office, pending renovation. The office is situated next door to Onllwyn Welfare Hall, Wembley Avenue. This will be the only business in the village of Onllwyn, and Sims and Jones are hoping to become involved in community activities.

“Sims and Jones raison d’etre is to offer compassion and care when you need it most. Whether you have a small or large budget, then we are able to tailor our services to meet your needs. This is why we are pleased to develop our business. One of the main reasons that this decision was made is as a result of the recent, much needed, attention that has been in the media surrounding Funeral Poverty and Fair Priced Funerals. We have recently launched a new website with transparent prices and a wealth of information, and as a bilingual company, we are currently working on translating this website into Welsh”.

Should you require any further information, please call us on 01639 874188

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