Charity

Matt’s in the driving seat as he goes for gold with new sporting challenge

An all-action admin assistant who has cerebral palsy is aiming to strike gold after taking up the Duke of Edinbugh’s favourite sport – carriage driving. Matt Palamarczuk, 33, is already a qualified Paralympic coach in the sport of boccia which he has championed at the Pendine Park care organisation where he works. Now Matt, a […]

Aloha! Store will be turned into Pacific paradise for charity event

A department store in Wrexham will be turned into a Pacific paradise for an event to raise much-needed funds for a cancer charity. The Debenhams store at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre is holding a Summer Beauty Club Evening next Thursday (June 7) and staff are hoping to raise more than £500 for the Look Good, […]

Rising superbike star thanks Wrexham copier firm for fuel injection of cash

AN up and coming superbike rider targeting glory at the Isle of Man TT race has thanked a fast growing Wrexham copier firm for a fuel injection of cash. Bike mechanic Mike Norbury was recently signed up by ECTA Racing who have received a boost in sponsorship from Rawson Digital. The fast-growth 50 company, owned […]

Hospital team scale new heights in aid of Wrexham homeless shelter

Kind-hearted hospital staff are going up in the world as part of a determined campaign to help a life-saving homeless hostel in Wrexham. Among them will be operating department practitioner Catrin Stace-Jones and anaesthetist Lindsey Edge-Smith, who work at the Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham. They will be climbing 1,085 metres to the top of Wales’s […]

North Wales travel firm launches major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices

THE UK’S fastest growing independent travel firm has launched a major recruitment drive to find 20 new apprentices. Hays Travel North West, which has 29 branches across North Wales and the North West including its head office in Wrexham’s Lord Street and branches in Flint, Connah’s Quay, Mold, Colwyn Bay and Rhyl, is looking for […]

Young piano virtuoso Luke swaps global stage for Wrexham chapel

An internationally renowned young piano virtuoso is returning to his roots for a charity concert as a favour to his former primary school teacher. Luke Jones, 22, is celebrating after taking second prize at the world famous Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and first prize at the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition. But in […]

Village Bakery staff on a roll to help hospice

Big-hearted staff at a bakery will be going the extra mile for a hospice – and handing out free sausage rolls. Eight members of the team at the Village Bakery will be taking part in the Midnight Walk in aid of Wrexham’s Nightingale House on Saturday, June 16. This year for the first time the […]

Charity ball raises £30,000 for children with rare degenerative disease

A CHARITY ball has raised £30,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. The seventh A-T Spring Ball, held at Chester Racecourse Pavilion, was organised by Wrexham businessman Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, and his wife Joanne to help families coping with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children […]

Robotic heart op man Owen joins workmates on marathon charity walk

A 51-year-old man is in training for a marathon charity walk just three months after becoming one of the first people in the UK to undergo robotic heart surgery. Now fully recovered Owen Veldhuizen, Community Regeneration Manager at Cartrefi Conwy housing association, will be joining colleagues to complete the Anglesey Coastal Walk. The annual Leadership […]

New bowling alley boss aims to strike it lucky for charity

The new manager of a Wrexham tenpin bowling centre has pledged to strike up partnerships with community groups and charities. Martin Carrigan, 41, who has just taken over the reins at tenpin at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre also wants to start special sessions for children and people with autism. He said: “We are a business of […]