Charity

New Year £3k boost for Wrexham charity thanks to generous Christmas shoppers

A WREXHAM charity which supports disabled children and their families has received a new year boost after generous Christmas shoppers helped them raise more than £3,000. Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre hosted an array of Christmas activities, including a free Santa’s grotto, and pledged to give all donations to Dynamic, a centre for children and young […]

Plus-size model Cat wears cardboard box on catwalk for homeless charity

A hospital worker determined to highlight the plight of homeless people paraded the catwalk at a top fashion show wearing cardboard boxes, sheets of newspaper and silver foil. Catrin Stace- Jones, an operating department practitioner at Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham who is also a successful plus-size model, donned the ‘statement dress’ she made herself at […]

Pioneering £40,000 project launched by charity GISDA to prevent homelessness in Gwynedd

A pioneering £40,000 project is being launched to help prevent homelessness among young people in Gwynedd, after a huge 575% rise in cases over the past 20 years. Homelessness support charity GISDA has been commissioned by Gwynedd Council in a bid to reach young people in crisis, before they become homeless. Councillor Dilwyn Morgan, Gwynedd […]

Christmas parcels filled with love for homeless people

Kind relatives and staff at a care home are spreading a little festive cheer among homeless people who will be sleeping on the streets or in a hostel this Christmas. The idea behind the special Yule Tide delivery of the “parcels filled with love” came from Cindy Clutton, manager of Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home in […]

Microbrewery’s Christmas ale to protect Wales’s at risk bird species

An award-winning microbrewery has launched a special Christmas beer to help save North Wales’s threatened bird species. Dovecote Brewery in Denbigh are releasing their Turtle Dove tipple in memory of the bird made famous by the carol The 12 Days of Christmas and with part of the proceeds going to the Royal Society for the […]

Wrexham firm sponsors song workshop for schoolchildren and adults with learning difficulties

A GROUP of schoolchildren and adults with learning difficulties have been singing the praises of a Wrexham copy firm who sponsored a workshop where they created a heartwarming song about human kindness. The beautiful new tune called Inner Beauty was created during a session run by Chester charity Amasing which was sponsored by the Wrexham Industrial […]

Bakery staff jump to it for hospice

Kind-hearted bakery staff jumped to it and put on their festive finery in aid of a much-needed hospice. The Christmas Jumper Day at the Village Bakery in Wrexham was organised by Kath Ashcroft, the company’s supply chain manager, to raise money for the town’s Nightingale House Hospice. Nightingale House is celebrating its 25th anniversary next […]

Families in need are in for festive boost thanks to big hearted shoppers

FAMILIES in need are in for a festive boost this year thanks to big hearted shoppers. M&S and Boots at Eagles Meadow shopping centre have joined forces to collect food and toiletries from staff and customers which will then be donated to Wrexham Foodbank along with unused store stock. Eagles Meadow marketing manager Oana Mocanasu […]

Callum VIP guest at official opening of Santa’s grotto raising money for charity  

A WREXHAM schoolboy with severe speech and learning disabilities was a VIP guest at the official opening of a Santa’s grotto which is raising money for the specialist charity centre which helps him and his family. Callum Roberts, 10, who is a pupil at Alexandra School, Wrexham, was there with his mum, Zara Chetwynd, to […]