Charity

Hero Rhys running marathon for children’s hospices just a year after kidney transplant

An “inspirational” financial planner is to run the London Marathon in aid of a children’s hospice charity just a year after having a kidney transplant. Rhys Owen, 34, from Bangor, who works for Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Ltd in Wrexham, is back on the road to fitness after his loving younger sister donated one of […]

Dad and daughter duo on the run again for charity

A big-hearted truck driver and his eight-year-old daughter are planning a sponsored run to raise money for a multiple sclerosis charity. Brian Edwards, 46, who works as a shunter at the McCarthy Group, a haulage and warehousing company based on Wrexham Industrial Estate, was diagnosed with the condition 20 years ago. Luckily, he has only […]

Big-hearted Ann bakes pink dragon cake to boost fund in aid of brave little Nova

A fund-raising campaign for a brave little girl battling an incurable disease has been given a big boost – in the form a giant pink dragon cake. Three year old Nova Martin-Roxburgh needs three specialist supportive body suits to help her walk when she gets older. Ann Chapman, the manager of Pendine Park’s Bodlondeb care […]

Police boss pitches in with cash seized from criminals

Derelict old tennis courts are to be transformed into a state-of-the-art floodlit all-weather sports and leisure area thanks to cash seized from criminals. The junior footballers in Rhostyllen, near Wrexham, will soon be able to train on the new MUGA – multi-use games area – instead of spending £200 a month to pay for 45-minute […]

Ali shrugs off fear of heights and dedicates wing walk to brave cousin, Weeksy

A CANCER survivor who defied her fear of heights to complete a daring wing walk has dedicated the challenge to her terminally-ill cousin. Devoted and inspirational fundraiser Ali Alcock, of Corwen, has raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support as she helps repay the support she received from nurses when diagnosed with cervical cancer […]

Nichy gears up for charity fundraiser with radio and TV star Chris Evans

A LOYAL fan of radio star Chris Evans from Gwent is revving up to meet her hero – thanks to a special antique car and a trailer maker. Ifor Williams Trailers came to the rescue after Nichy Williams, from the small village of Ponthir in Torfaen, was chosen to have the honour of helping open […]

New car park system drives up funds for mental health charity

A mental health charity will receive a major cash boost thanks to a revolutionary car park payment system at a shopping centre. North East Wales Mind will be getting a cut every time somebody uses the new Hozah: Autopay method at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham after it goes live on Wednesday, July 21. The system […]

Legal eagle joins I’m A Celeb winner to tackle Scottish Highlands challenge

A solicitor with a leading north Wales law firm is swapping the office for Scotland’s great outdoors as she joins Gwrych Castle I’m a Celebrity…Get me Out of Here 2020 winner Giovanna Fletcher on a 100km trek in aid of breast cancer awareness. Rebecca Robinson, of Swayne Johnson who have a base in St Asaph […]

Veterans’ charity helps rough-sleeping former soldier rebuild his life

A charity that supports homeless veterans from across North Wales is helping a former soldier rebuild his life after his family lost their farm and he ended up sleeping rough. Alabaré, which runs three homes in Conwy and a further six across South Wales as well as in the south of England, has launched Field […]

Mum who was strangled, punched and headbutted by vicious partner speaks out

A mum-of-two who was strangled, punched and headbutted by her vicious partner says a £320,000 boost for a domestic abuse charity “will save lives”. Roxy, 29, not her real name is now getting her life back on track with the help of the Domestic Abuse Safety Unit North Wales (DASU) after escaping the brutal relationship. […]