Charity

Ex-carer Caroline speaks movingly about how her life was ripped apart by fatal crash

A woman has spoken movingly about how her life was ripped apart by a fatal road crash which left her with life-changing injuries. According to former care worker Caroline Franks, 60, from Glyn Ceiriog, she was struggling to come to terms with what happened until she received support from Brake, a road safety charity that […]

Fay dons her stiletto heels to complete marathon walk for NHS charity

A 75-year-old psychologist has proved mind can triumph over matter by completing a marathon walk in aid of the North Wales NHS charity on two artificial hips and a pair of stiletto shoes. Fay Harris also suffers from ME and has twice broken her neck but it didn’t stop the keen horsewoman who has a […]

Raising money for dementia charity is a piece of cake

Staff at a care home whipped out their whisks and baked hundreds of cupcakes to raise a baking bowl full of dough for people living with dementia. The culinary whizzes at Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd dementia centre of excellence  in Caernarfon held a socially distanced cupcake party in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society The […]

Brave Deanna is back on the pandemic front line after winning her virus battle

A brave frontline nurse who has returned to work after spending six days in intensive care with the deadly Corona virus has teamed up with one of the world’s finest patisserie chefs to launch a cake-making competition to honour NHS heroes. Mum-of-two Deanna Paule, from Wrexham, will judge the entries with Anglesey chef Richard Holt […]

Mum of autistic son urges firms to tap into £249bn of spending power

A business leader with a severely autistic son has set up a social enterprise to help companies tap into the £249 billion of spending power of disabled people in the UK. Davina Carey-Evans, who runs the Anglesey-based event and marketing company Sbarc, set up Piws (Welsh for purple) as a Community Interest Company to help […]

Carys dances all day and all of the night to raise £4K for NHS charity

A disco queen from Gwynedd who has boogied with chart-toppers Hot Chocolate, Bananarama and Kool and the Gang and on Top of the Pops has danced for 24 hours to raise over £4,000 for the North Wales NHS charity. https://youtu.be/t_aAb9F6jbU Carys Roberts strutted her stuff and shook her booty all day and all of the […]

Tin on the Doorstep scheme takes off

A charity for Colwyn Bay’s homeless is using cash confiscated from criminals to run weekly collections to supply local food banks during the coronavirus crisis. The Kind Bay Initiative’s volunteers are collecting over 100 donations every Sunday evening with hundreds of tins and packets of food being left out for pick up. The community interest […]

Freddie’s back garden ultra-marathon raises over £2,000 for NHS charity

A long distance runner and husband of a Wrexham hospital doctor has raised over £2,000 for a North Wales NHS charity after completing a 46-mile ultra-marathon – in his back garden. Business consultant Freddie Bennett is no stranger to tough assignments – he’s crossed 200 miles of the burning desert of the Sahara on the […]

Cuddly toy that tracks vital signs could be a vital weapon against virus

A cuddly toy that tracks a patient’s vital signs could soon be a crucial weapon in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The innovative idea for the Digital Bunny is being developed by a team taking part in a first ever online Health Hack event organised next week by M-SParc, Menai Science Park, in Gaerwen […]