Charity

Top cheesemakers bring a slice of festive cheer to veterans

A dairy farmers’ cooperative has bought a slice of Christmas cheer to war veterans with a gift of top quality cheese. Expert cheesemakers South Caernarfon Creameries gave three and a half kilos of their finest Cavern Aged Cheddar, Cheddar & Leek and Caerffili cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners at the annual Ceremony of the Christmas […]

Bakery star Floss completes toughest ever challenge in memory of her dad

A bakery worker raised more than £3,000 for an air ambulance charity in memory of her dad by taking part in a punishing 50-mile fell run. Florence Roberts, 26, who works at the Village Bakery in Wrexham, completed the Long Mynd Hike, in just over 12 hours, most of the time in total darkness. The […]

Top orchestra hits the right note for child safety charity

A celebrated North Wales orchestra will be the headline performers at a special  concert to raise money for a trailblazing child safety charity. NEW Sinfonia will be starring at St Asaph Cathedral on December 5 to support the  work of the DangerPoint centre in Talacre with young people across the region North Wales. A quartet […]

Nia defies doctor’s orders to take part in charity run

A Gwynedd musician-in-residence defied doctor’s orders to run a half marathon to raise money for a charity she cares passionately about. Nia Davies Williams, 46, who works at Pendine Park’s Bryn Seiont Newydd Care Home in Caernarfon, tackled the  Cardiff Half Marathon despite having badly bruised ribs. Nia, a leading authority on the use of […]

£500,000 appeal launched to equip hospice extension

A £500,000 appeal has been launched to equip an extension to a hospice which will help it double the number of people it supports. The fund-raising campaign got under way as the first sod was cut to mark the start of the work to build the £2.5 million development at St Kentigern Hospice in St […]

Cancer survivor Cez joins bakery duo on epic trek

Two bakery workers rose to the challenge to give a hospice a major boost after a mammoth 120-mile trek around the coast of Anglesey. Ashley Dawson and Rob Champion raised more than £2,000 for the Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham after their bosses at the Village Bakery matched the donations they’d received pound for pound. […]

Hospital team celebrate dizzy heights of fundraising success

An ambitious hospital team reached new heights in their quest to help a homeless shelter in Wrexham. Seven hospital staff from the private Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham climbed 1,085 metres to the top of Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon, to raise £800 for the Tŷ Nos hostel. The 16-bed shelter, in Holt Road, is so […]

Floss takes on gruelling 50-mile run in memory of “inspiring” dad

A bakery worker is in training for a gruelling 50-mile fell race to raise money for an air ambulance in memory of her father who died of a heart attack. Florence Roberts, 26, who works at the Village Bakery in Wrexham, will be taking part in the Long Mynd Hike which includes 8,000ft of climbing […]

Brave couple Sian and Steve help raise funds for children’s charity

A couple who married after falling in love at the care home where they both live were guests of honour at a fun day that raised money for a children’s charity. Friends and family turned out in force to see Sian and Steve Ferrier tie the knot last year at the Ramada hotel in Wrexham. […]

Award for former drug addict who helps others beat the habit

A father-of-two whose drug addiction ruined his life and left him on the brink of suicide has received a special award from a policing czar. After three decades of drug use, 47-year-old John Redican has now turned his life around having been clean for almost two years and is now playing his part in helping […]