Pioneering charity honoured for helping vulnerable young people back into school

A pioneering charity which is helping vulnerable young people back into school after finding that some were at risk of slipping through the net in Gwynedd and Anglesey has been honoured with a top award. The Rhwyd Arall (Another Net) project was set up last year by a social enterprise called Sylfaen Cymunedol in response to […]

Two Wrexham finance bosses take two wheels to raise money for hospice

TWO Wrexham finance bosses are taking to two wheels and cycling 240 miles from Vietnam to Cambodia to raise money for a hospice. In an effort to boost their fundraising for Nightingale House Hospice, Medwyn Edwards and James Parry, Directors of Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management took part in an eight-hour relay static bike ride outside […]

Singing solicitor on course for half-marathon after shedding over 100lbs

A singing lawyer has the Manchester Half-Marathon in his sights after shedding seven and a half stone in just eight months on a strict fitness regime. Llyr Williams, of leading North Wales law firm Swayne Johnson, will tackle the 13.1-mile course in October to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society after becoming two-thirds of the […]

Flint travel agent team support charity in memory of teenager

A FLINT travel agents is raising funds for a charity set up in memory of a much-loved teenager who died of cancer. The five-strong team at Hays Travel, in Church Street, have set their sights on raising £1,000 this year for their nominated charity, Giddo’s Gift, which was launched by the family of Jordan Giddins […]

Energetic housing boss in a lather for charity

A housing group boss is in a right lather as he prepares for his first ever marathon in aid of charity. Andrew Bowden, 59, the chief executive of Cartrefi Conwy, has adopted a two-pronged approach to his campaign to raise money for the NSPCC. In addition to taking part in next year’s London Marathon, he’s […]

Kind-hearted councillor on his marks for mental health charity

A big-hearted councillor has been inspired to take on his first 10k run to raise awareness of mental health issues after discovering that more than 100 people in Denbighshire have committed suicide since 2008. Cllr Mark Young, 52, who represents Lower Denbigh on Denbighshire County Council, will be rising to the challenge on World Mental […]

Top entrepreneur urges bosses to provide more mental health support for staff

One of Wales’s most successful businessmen will be urging company bosses to do more to help staff with mental health problems. Entrepreneur Alan Peterson OBE will tell business leaders in Wrexham that staff mental health difficulties have always been a massive issue that holds back many firms. He will be a key note speaker at […]

Raising a glass of Chateau Loughlin to honour food festival saviour Colin

A new wine is being launched to honour the memory of the man who saved the popular Llangollen Food Festival – and will be used to raise money for his favourite charity. Friends and colleagues were devastated by the sudden death of the “larger than life” former wine distributor, Colin Loughlin, 76, after he suffered […]