Month: January 2018

Cinema staff’s great bake off for mental health charity

Kind-hearted staff at a cinema are launching year-long a campaign to raise money for a mental health charity. The first fund-raiser in aid of MIND at the Odeon at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre next Saturday (January 20) will be a fun day to will coincide with the release of the new Disney animation, Coco. Members […]

Gold award for caring music star Nia

A leading authority on the use of music in the care of people with dementia has pledged to tell the world about the joy it brings after winning a prestigious award. Nia Davies-Williams is 25,000 words into her book Sketches of Broken Minds which will give a fascinating insight into the impact her music has […]

Bumper award haul for Wrexham travel agents

A FIRST-CLASS Wrexham travel agent team is celebrating a bumper haul of top awards. Simone Murphy, Manager of Hays Travel in Wrexham, scooped one of the top prizes for a second time at a glittering awards ceremony hosted annually by Hays Travel North West Managing Director Don Bircham. His aim is to celebrate the achievements […]

Chef rewarded for life-changing leap of faith

A CHEF who quit the pub and restaurant trade less than a year ago to take on a role in the care sector has been rewarded for her “life-changing leap of faith” after being named runner-up at a prestigious awards ceremony. Carys Davies only took up the post of second chef at Cardiff’s Shire Hall […]

Crooks’ cash boosts pioneering crime-fighting radio network

A pioneering scheme is clamping down on shoplifters in Flintshire – thanks to cash confiscated from crooks. Flintshire Against Business Crime (FABC) was set up just over a year ago to help its members keep track of sneak thieves by swapping vital information using a digital radio network. And it received a big cash boost […]

Drastic action needed to stop more nursing home closures

A social care boss has warned that 2018 will be a bleak one for nursing homes with more closures expected across North Wales at a time of increasing demand. New figures from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate show there has been a loss of 423 places in Wales for people requiring 24-hour care in […]

Pioneering dementia expert wins award

A COUNCIL worker who introduced a pioneering training programme to help care home staff transform the lives of people living with dementia has won a silver award. Beverley Larkins, who is a staff development and training officer at Wrexham County Borough Council, has played a pivotal role in equipping care homes with the skills and […]

Travel firm scores highly after signing stand sponsorship deal with Wrexham AFC

Promotion-chasing Wrexham Football Club are going places after having their title challenge boosted by a major sponsorship deal. The Dragons have netted £25,000 from Hays Travel North West, the UK’S fastest growing independent travel agency, which has its head office in the town’s Lord Street. The travel firm has pledged the cash over two years […]

Heroic fans help club generate record sales

A pop-up shop generated record sales over the holiday period for Wrexham AFC, it’s been revealed. Takings were up by 20 per cent over the previous year after the temporary outlet opened at the town’s Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre The shop has just closed after a bumper time during the run up to Christmas and […]

Caring gran honoured for her compassion

A care home nurse hailed for her devotion in looking after people nearing the end of their lives has won a prestigious award. Grandmother Karen Wilcox George was honoured for her dedication at the Wales Care Awards at City Hall in Cardiff. Karen was in the company of the cream of the care sector from […]