Month: June 2020

Ex-carer Caroline speaks movingly about how her life was ripped apart by fatal crash

A woman has spoken movingly about how her life was ripped apart by a fatal road crash which left her with life-changing injuries. According to former care worker Caroline Franks, 60, from Glyn Ceiriog, she was struggling to come to terms with what happened until she received support from Brake, a road safety charity that […]

Creamery keeps on trucking with £600,000 investment to reduce carbon footprint

A farmer-owned creamery has invested £600,000 updating its transport fleet with four new state of the art trucks which are also kinder to the environment. The DAF trucks will help South Caernarfon Creameries reduce their carbon footprint because they have lower carbon emissions and increased maneuverability on rural roads. They have replaced older models in […]

Care home owner calls for urgent inquiry into “scandalously” low fees

A Powys care homeowner is so disillusioned with the unfair postcode lottery system of residential care funding in Wales that he’s calling for an urgent investigation. After spending 14 years battling for change Doug Leach, who runs the Bryngwy care home in Rhayader says he is fed up with the chronic underfunding of social care. […]

Fay dons her stiletto heels to complete marathon walk for NHS charity

A 75-year-old psychologist has proved mind can triumph over matter by completing a marathon walk in aid of the North Wales NHS charity on two artificial hips and a pair of stiletto shoes. Fay Harris also suffers from ME and has twice broken her neck but it didn’t stop the keen horsewoman who has a […]

Raising money for dementia charity is a piece of cake

Staff at a care home whipped out their whisks and baked hundreds of cupcakes to raise a baking bowl full of dough for people living with dementia. The culinary whizzes at Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd dementia centre of excellence  in Caernarfon held a socially distanced cupcake party in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society The […]

Care home staff star in film about life under lockdown

Staff at a care organisation will have a starring role in a new film about life under lockdown. The documentary is being produced by Wrexham Museum to chronicle how local people coped with the coronavirus crisis. Among those being featured are staff at Pendine Park who are on the frontline in protecting their much-loved residents. […]

Trailer firm pledges to stick with club hit by Covid crisis

A top trailer maker has pledged to stick by Wrexham AFC as it battles a massive financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. At the reveal of the new kit, Ifor Williams Trailers were unveiled as the main shirt sponsor for the fifth season running – whenever the 2020-21 campaign gets going. The fan-owned club […]

Cheapskate Awards given to “uncaring” councils propping up league of shame

A “terrible ten” local authorities are being presented with Cheapskate Awards for paying the lowest care home fees in Wales amid the coronavirus crisis. They’re being awarded by Care Forum Wales who say the biggest difference between the highest and lowest weekly fee per person is more than £12,000 a year  – equivalent to nearly […]