Dame Shirley’s Charitable Way – Street Named After Queen Of Welsh Hearts

DSB wiped away a tear this morning when the main walkway outside the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital in Cardiff was unveiled as “Dame Shirley Bassey Way” in honour and recognition of her support as the charity’s patron.

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After meeting staff and patients, Shirley said the naming of this road in her hometown was an honour on a par with being made a Dame. She hugged the sign and said the last time she visited, there was no roof and she was in a hard hat!!

Dame Shirley Bassey: “As a Patron of Noah’s Ark, it has been wonderful for me to follow the story of this vital national charity, a high point of which is this iconic building which is our national children’s hospital. I have always given my unwavering support to Noah’s Ark and the thousands of children the hospital receives every year”

BBC, ITV and Wales Online reported on the ceremony, which is already courting some controvesy over an embarrassing misspelling of ‘y fonesig’, the Welsh word for Dame:

Dame Shirley was nursing a twisted knee which she picked up last night at a glittering star-studded charity function at Hensol Castle. She attended as guest of honour at a party to launch a new children’s charity, Princes Gate Trust, who aim to improve the lives of the disadvantaged. She was the star of the night and looked stunning in a glittering dress.

Dame Shirley Bassey attends star studded bash at Hensol Castle

9 thoughts on “Dame Shirley’s Charitable Way – Street Named After Queen Of Welsh Hearts”

  1. How very nice for Dame Shirley Bassey. She looks very lovely, and very happy at the street naming, as well as the earlier charity event. I pray her knee will be better very soon. Thank you Blog staffers!!!

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  2. JUST THE GREATEST EVER, THE DAME JUST KEEPS BRINGING THEM OUT, LIKE A MAGICIAN, BRINGS RABBITS OUT OF A HAT,
    OUR DAME BRINGS OUT HONOUR AFTER HONOUR
    NOT JUST IN BRITAIN , BUT FRANCE, & IN OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, I’D BE HER CLEANER ANYTIME TO KEEP THEM POLISHED & DUSTED FOR HER, THAT WOULD BE AN HONOUR I WOULD GLADLY ACCEPT ,
    KEEP THEM COMING DAME SHIRLEY, BEEN WAITING FOR THIS JOB SINCE 1957, LOVE YOU.

    Dennis JERSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS

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  3. I am a little dismayed that her family is absent. Her grandsons must be young men by now. Why aren’t they at such events, along with their mother, to celebrate the matriarch’s philanthropy? Where is her adopted son and his family?

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