Charity

Kind-hearted team pack shoeboxes with Christmas joy

Kind-hearted workers from a criminal record checks company have been helping to pack a record 60,000 shoeboxes taking the magic of Christmas to poverty-stricken children around the world. Ten members of staff from Disclosure Services in Wrexham volunteered to lend a hand to the Llay-based international relief organisation, Teams4U, set up by charity legend Dave […]

Appeal for memories of tragic F1 hero Tom Pryce for new book

An appeal has been launched for stories for a new book about tragic F1 hero Tom Pryce. Campaigners are trying to raise £50,000 to erect a statue in memory of the race ace and to inspire children and young people in his hometown of Denbigh to reach for their dreams. Their drive has received a […]

Christmas shoppers urged to help youngsters like Caitlin live life to the full

A Wrexham mum who provides round-the-clock care for her severely disabled daughter is calling on Christmas shoppers to dig deep and support the charity that gives her family a lifeline. Caitlin Hooper, 16, from Borras, suffers with quadriplegia cerebral palsy which prevents her from being able to control the movements of her arms and legs, […]

Amazing Gracie will “melt hearts” at concert in aid of safety centre

A North Wales schoolgirl who moved doctors and nurses to tears when she wrote a song to say thank you for looking after her is to star at a concert in aid of a child safety centre. Gracie Mellalieu, 12, who has an extremely rare condition called Morquio syndrome which affects only 3,000 people worldwide, […]

‘Laid back’ IT engineer wins charity cage war event

A ‘LAID BACK’ IT engineer who usually prefers to avoid confrontation has won his first ever cage fight, all in aid of charity. Dominic Buckley, who is a senior systems engineer at Wrexham-based Rawson IT Services, shocked colleagues when he announced he was embarking on a gruelling eight-week training programme to get him ready for […]

Teacher who suffered double cancer hit has something to sing about again

A retired teacher who has beaten cancer only to discover that her husband has been struck down by the disease has praised the charity choir which is helping her cope. Cecelia Grundey, 63, from Glan Conwy, who joined the Llandudno Tenovus Choir earlier this year, made her debut for the Sing With Us choir at […]

Daredevil radio star Meg takes “leap of faith” from 10,000ft  

A daredevil radio presenter and actress who starred in the hit TV drama Hidden is taking a “leap of faith” in aid of a children’s charity. Megan Llŷn, who co-presents the Heart North & Mid Wales drive time show with Oli Kemp from their studio in Gwersyllt, near Wrexham, every afternoon, will be doing a […]