Charity

Store staff come steaming in with effort for Macmillan’s World Biggest Coffee Morning

Big-hearted staff at a Wrexham store are brewing up another special day of fundraising for a cancer support charity. After raising hundreds of pounds from the popular event over the past few years, the team at Boots at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre the will be steaming back into action on Friday September 29 as […]

Ladies and gents take to the road to raise funds for health charities

Dozens of smartly dressed motorcyclists will take to the roads of North Wales next week to raise funds for men’s health charities, with an event inspired by TV’s Madman Don Draper. The retro-themed Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday September 24 involves more than 55,000 bike fans around the world donning their cravats, tweaking their moustaches, […]

Aimee inspired to raise charity cash by memory of her mum

A cosmetics expert is taking on a series of fund-raising challenges in memory of her mother who died from cancer. Aimee Evans, 25, signed up for the Rainbow Dash Bubble Bash organised by the Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham. She’s aiming add another bucketful of cash to the money she has already raised for the […]

Peak performance in aid of air ambulance

Big-hearted bakers took on a mountainous challenge in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance. The team from the Village Bakery took part in the gruelling Three Peaks Race and raised more than £1,500 for the life-saving service. The race requires participants to reach the top of the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. They […]

Cash boost for brick children school thanks to Wrexham finance firm

A WREXHAM-based charity which helps some of Nepal’s most impoverished children gain an education has thanked a finance firm for a cash boost. Treasurer of The Brick Children School charity, Terry Wales, met with Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Director Medwyn Edwards to share with him the good work which the charity does. The charity was […]

Hospital matron Linda raises money to end stem cell lottery

A hospital matron was inspired to launch a fund-raising campaign by the daughter of a close friend who had a life-saving stem cell transplant. Linda Jones, who works at the private Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham, was touched by the plight of Zoe Porter, 24, who is battling chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. The transplant was a […]

Horsing around helps raise money for African orphanage

A piebald horse called Bailey was the star of the show at fun day at a care home which raised money for an African orphanage. During the day the impressive steed struck up a special friendship with Rachel Clarke, who was an accomplished show jumper and carriage driver before being struck down by Multiple Sclerosis. The […]

Hospice saviour steps down

A hospice chairman who helped save it from closure when it was in dire financial straits and turned into a model of excellence has announced he is stepping down in the autumn. Trefor Jones said he had enjoyed “seven wonderful years” at the helm of St Kentigern Hospice in St Asaph. He will be succeeded […]

Young mum Alleisha dreams of a construction career as a joiner

A young mum has been hailed as a role model as she embarks on a career in the construction industry. Alleisha Carey’s dream of becoming a joinery specialist is coming true thanks to a partnership between award-winning builder Anwyl Construction and the charity close to Prince Charles heart, The Prince’s Trust. The 24-year-old from Shotton, […]

Cartrefi Conwy on a mission to create army of dementia friends

A housing association is on a mission to become a dementia friendly organisation. Cartrefi Conwy has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Society to create an army of Dementia Friends. As well as training its own staff, the organisation is running a series of workshops throughout the county for tenants. They’re also members of groups in Llanfairfechan […]