Month: January 2018

St Asaph family support worker honoured at care awards

A family support officer has been honoured with two gold awards for her work in helping children and young people to deal with bereavement. Mrs Ann Atkin, 61, who works at St Kentigern Hospice, in St Asaph, won the accolades at the Wales Care Awards in what she describes as “a wonderful evening” at the […]

Missing masterpiece at Soughton Hall – It’s a real Rubens after all

THE mystery of a missing masterpiece at a Downton Abbey-style historic hall has been solved…and turns out it’s a real Rubens potentially worth millions of pounds. The giant oil painting by the 17th century Flemish master that’s entitled Triumph of Divine Love once adorned an entire wall in one of the grand first floor rooms […]

Children’s hospice charity aims to raise £30,000 with Snowdon trek

A trek to the summit of Snowdon is set to raise thousands of pounds for a North Wales charity caring for children with life-limiting conditions. Supporters of Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice at Conwy and Hope House at Oswestry will make the trek on July 1. The two hospices provide care and support to life-limited children, […]

Gold award for ‘heart of the home’ Christine

A Wrexham care home worker is celebrating a gold industry award as she plans the ‘best Christmas ever’ for the residents. Christine Lewis took top honours in the Wales Care Awards for her role as Wellbeing and Activities Co-ordinator at Pendine Park’s Highfield Care Home. The mother-of-three was a winner in the Promoting Fulfilled Lives […]

Care firm hailed as a beacon of quality after celebrating unique landmark

A pioneering care organisation is celebrating a major milestone for the quality of the service it provides. Pendine Park was the first nursing home in the UK to be awarded a British quality mark 25 years ago. The British Standard 5750 award was presented in 1993 by the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for […]

Green energy champ in the running for two national awards

A Denbighshire green energy champion has been shortlisted for two Welsh national renewable energy awards. David Jones, Director of Denbigh-based Hafod Renewables, has been shortlisted for Energy Champion of the Year while the company are also in the running for the Renewable Heating Installer of the Year at this year’s Wales Energy Efficiency Awards at […]

Musical space odyssey at festival

A top festival is promising an “out of this world” experience – with music created by the Large Hadron Collider and the premiere of a poem in the Star Trek language of Klingon. The two-day Bangor Music Festival gets under way at the city’s Pontio centre on Friday (February 2) and organisers say it’s shaping […]

Aberdare nurse toasts success at national awards ceremony

A care manager who followed generations of her family into nursing has added a top care gong to her name. Karen Beech, 55, scooped a coveted bronze award at this year’s Wales Care Awards, held at City Hall in Cardiff. The national awards, run by Care Forum Wales and sponsored overall by Ontex Healthcare and […]

Caernarfon community choir tunes up to sing for hometown audience at Galeri fundraiser

A North Wales community choir which hits the high notes at home and overseas is to celebrate its tenth anniversary by hosting a glittering charity concert. Côr Dre Caernarfon, which was formed by a group of twenty-somethings to give voice to their mutual love of music, aims to thrill a hometown audience with its gala […]

Hotel worker turned care agency boss celebrates national awards success

A former hotel worker who switched to a career in care after volunteering at a day centre for young people with disabilities has scooped a coveted industry award. Noel Williams, 42, received a precious silver gong at this year’s Wales Care Awards, held at City Hall in Cardiff. The national awards, run by Care Forum […]