Charity

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 […]

Bakery duo and miracle man Cez step out in aid of hospice

A young father who defied the doctors and made a “miraculous recovery” after being diagnosed with an inoperable cancer is joining his brother on a marathon trek in aid of a hospice. Things looked bleak for Ceri Dawson, 29, two years ago when he was given the bombshell news that he had pleomorphic soft tissue […]

Road-runner Beth gets her charity marathon kicks in the Windy City

A road-running grandmother will be getting her marathon kicks in Chicago this year as part of the trip of a lifetime – after an entry form mix-up. Beth Taylor-Lloyd, 43, from Ruthin, thought she had applied to run the Berlin Marathon but instead found she will be headed for the USA later this year. It […]

New honour for “Angel of Llandudno”

A WOMAN who fled to Llandudno to escape her violent husband and is now devoting her life to helping other vulnerable people has been honoured by a police chief. Brenda Fogg arrived battered and bruised with her two children from her home in Manchester with nowhere to turn. All their possessions were contained in two […]

New Jobs Bus hits the road in Conwy

A mobile jobs and training service has been launched to help unemployed people in Conwy find work. The new Jobs Bus is the brainchild of Creating Enterprise, a subsidiary set up by housing association Cartrefi Conwy. The social enterprise was the first of its kind in Wales when it was established four years ago and […]