Charity

Wrexham finance firm boss scales Montenegro mountain challenge

A WREXHAM finance firm boss has raised more than £3,500 after taking part in a marathon Montenegro mountain charity challenge. Medwyn Edwards, Joint Founding Director of Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management, completed the three-day, three-peak, 40-mile coastal challenge along the Dinaric Alps in Montenegro despite treacherous, torrential rain. It was his second trip to one of […]

Hats off to head injury victim Cindie after charity helped her back from brink

A victim of depression from Kinmel Bay who suffered terrible head injuries in a desperate suicide attempt is now an ambassador for a charity which helps people with similar life-changing trauma. Cindie Vowles, from Kinmel Bay, is backing Headway and attended a charity event at leading North Wales law firm Swayne Johnson to draw attention […]

Magnificent Seven bakers rise to Three Peaks Challenge

A “magnificent seven” bakery staff are taking on an epic challenge to raise money for four charities close to their hearts. The adventurous group from the Village Bakery in Wrexham will be aiming to go from sea level to conquer the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales, starting at 5pm on Saturday, June 22. […]

Charity ball raises more than £30,000 for children with rare disease

A CHARITY ball has raised more than £30,000 to help children with a rare genetic disease. Wrexham businessman Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, and his wife Joanne, staged the event for the eighth time to help families coping with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children of Vaughn’s close friends […]

Cash boost for sex abuse centre to cope with huge rise in cases

The number of cases being dealt with by crisis centre that helps victims of sexual abuse has doubled in the past 12 months, it’s been revealed. But, according to the North Wales Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASASC), that’s a good thing because it means survivors are more confident about coming forward to seek support. […]

Brave Danielle launches bowel cancer campaign

A care practitioner who has battled bowel has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Mum-of-one Danielle Davies, 22,who works at Pendine Park’s Penybryn care home in Wrexham, is warning other young people with unexplained abdominal aches and pains to get things checked out and never take no for an answer. The illness […]

Truck driver Phil puts motoring skills to good use on his blood bike

A TRUCK driver who wanted to repay the NHS for helping save his partner’s life after she was twice diagnosed with breast cancer has put his motoring skills to good use by becoming a ‘blood biker’. Phil Sharrock, 53, who works for Wrexham-based McCarthy Distribution, is a volunteer rider for the charity Blood Bikes Wales, […]

Dedicated band of volunteers keeping local cycle paths open

A dedicated band of two-wheeled volunteers is combining keeping over 80 miles of cyclepaths across Flintshire and Denbighshire open, repairing children’s bikes and protecting wildlife in the area. The North East Wales Cycle Path Volunteers are part of the nationwide network of the sustainable transport charity Sustrans dedicated to making it easier for people to […]