Charity

Phil measures up to big fundraising challenge in memory of late mum and aunt

The men’s suits manager at a Wrexham department store has fitted himself out as a marathon man to raise cash in memory of his mum and his aunt who both died from cancer. Phil Roberts saw the two sisters lose their separate battles with the disease within a few months of each other last year. […]

UCML officially connects to charity that brightens lives of disabled youngsters

A charity that’s been an “absolute godsend” to disabled teenager Caitlin Chapman and her mum has boosted by kind staff at utility connections company UCML. Soon after her birth, 17-year-old Caitlin was diagnosed with a severe form of cerebral palsy, which has left her unable to walk or talk properly, and she also registered blind. […]

New £2.2M hospice building with green credentials is up for award

A ground-breaking new £2.2 million hospice extension which heats itself and looks after surrounding wildlife is in the running for a top building award. The new extension built by Flintshire company Anwyl Construction for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, at Backford, near Chester, has been shortlisted for the North West Local Authority Building Control […]

Bakers raise dough for hospice

A group of big-hearted bakers are organising a charity football match to raise some dough for a hospice. The team at Village Bakery are in training twice a week for the game in aid of Nightingale House in Wrexham. They will be playing Welsh National League side Johnstown FC at Chester City’s ground, the Deva […]

Charity ball staged by Wrexham businessman raises £40,000 to help children with rare condition

A CHARITY ball organised by a Wrexham businessman has raised £40,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, hosted his sixth black tie event at Chester Racecourse to help those living with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children of Vaughn’s close friends have […]

Women urged to take part in fun run to battle cancer

An appeal has been launched to find women to take part in a fun run in aid of a cancer charity. Organisers of the Cancer Research Race for Life came to the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham to recruit runners for the women-only event at the Alyn Waters Country Park on Sunday, June 4. […]

Shoppers put heart and ‘sole’ into shoe recycling scheme

Shoppers are putting their heart and ‘sole’ into supporting a shoe recycling scheme which raises money for global education programmes. Around 4,000 pairs of unwanted shoes have been collected by the team at Clarks in Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham as part of the company’s ShoeSHARE scheme which raises funds for UNICEF. The response […]

Shoppers dig deep for Help for Heroes

A crack squad of fundraisers at a department store have been raising money for the Help for Heroes charity. The team at Debenhams at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham collected more than £1,100 with a week of in-store fundraising activities. According to Debenhams sales manager Tina Harris, the generosity of Wrexham shoppers was […]

Daughter thanks finance firm for £20,000 support of hospice which looked after her dad

THE daughter of a much-loved Wrexham man who died suddenly from lung cancer has thanked a finance firm for raising £20,000 for the hospice which cared for him. Ema Pennington met with Medwyn Edwards, Director of Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, based in Regent Street, Wrexham. The company, founded and run by joint directors Medwyn Edwards […]

Egg-cellent idea in aid of children’s hospices

Kind-hearted restaurant staff have come up with an egg-cellent idea to raise money for a children’s hospice charity. The team at Frankie and Benny’s at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham are organising their own Easter Egg Hunt with all the chocolate delights they discover going to Hope House/Tŷ Gobaith. Customers can donate chocolate Easter Eggs to […]