Charity

Harlech inspired by football superstar to step up deliveries to food banks

A big-hearted wholesaler has been inspired by food bank football superstar Marcus Rashford to help hard-up families across North Wales and Cheshire through Christmas and the New Year. Harlech Foodservices, which has bases at Criccieth and Chester, loaded up its delivery vans to drop off an impressive list of over £1,000-worth of provisions at food […]

Cheese-packer Keith on his bike as four from class of 95 chalk up 100 years

Cheese-packer Keith Crews thinks the world of his job – and to prove it he’s cycled 37,600 miles, one and a half times the Earth’s circumference to and from work at South Caernarfon Creameries for 25 years. Music fan Keith is one of four loyal employees who have chalked up over 100 years with the […]

Round-the-world challenge in aid of hospice

Big-hearted staff at a housing association are taking on an ambitious round-the-world challenge in aid of a much-loved hospice. The team of nearly 100 people at Cartrefi Conwy are attempting to walk, run, cycle, hop or even skip 25,000 miles – the circumference of the earth – before Christmas Eve to raise money for St […]

Green-fingered gardeners at charity have plenty of work in store

The green-fingered gardeners at a Gwynedd charity have plenty of new tools to get to grips with thanks to a generous donation from Wales’s biggest storage company. Lock Stock Self Storage have provided Antur Waunfawr with £200-worth of implements including a wheelbarrow, shovels, hoes, power tools and a hose for their well-being gardening activities at […]

Skydive in memory of “amazing” Karen raises £1,800 for homelessness charities

A daredevil couple have taken a “leap of faith” in aid of two homelessness charities in memory of an “amazing” young woman. Kitchen assistant Iwan Rowlands, 25, and partner Leone Sherlock, 22, both did a tandem skydive to raise money for St Mary’s Hostel for the Homeless in Bangor and GISDA, a charity which offers vital […]

Charity appeals for crafters to train adults with learning difficulties

A charity that works with adults with learning difficulties is appealing for crafters to volunteer to pass on their skills at their café and shop in Wrexham town centre. Baseline Matters was set up by Denise Thomas, whose son has Aspergers, after she found that there was a lack of services for young people with […]

£60,000 pot gives power to people over cash seized from criminals

A £60,000 fund will give “power to the people” to decide who receives cash seized from criminals in North Wales. The Your Community Your Choice scheme was launched to reward local crime busters across the region and North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is urging community groups to bid for a share of […]

Bakery sets up new £5,000 fund to give dough to struggling community groups

Local charities and groups from North Wales are being urged bid for a slice of a £5,000 community fund set up by a big-hearted bakery. The family-run Village Bakery say they want to give something back to the community which has helped the award-winning firm become such a success. According to managing director Robin Jones, […]