Charity

Tributes paid to skydiving supergran Dilys who took care to new heights

Tributes have been paid to the oldest female skydiver and Welsh charity founder, Dilys Price OBE, who has died at the age of 88. The retired teacher from Cardiff completed more than 1,000 jumps for charity and in the late 90s, Dilys founded the Touch Trust to help people with autism and severe disabilities. It grew […]

Hospice reassures stay-away patients over Covid-19 fears

A hospice is virtually empty because fear of COVID-19 has discouraged terminally ill patients and their families from turning to them. St Kentigern Hospice in St Asaph say one of the cruellest impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic is that it has left people deeply afraid to reach out for help at a time when they […]

Remarkable Eunice’s mission of mercy helps keep families off the breadline

A remarkable Rhyl woman who is helping keep over 20 people a week across the town off the breadline with her busy food bank has issued an appeal for lockdown donations of food. Eunice Parry has been running the charity from the ASK Centre in Water Street for the past three years but lockdown has […]

Boost for hospice after Llandudno’s goats put town on global map AGAIN

Wild goats whose cheeky antics in the empty streets of locked down Llandudno were beamed around the world have become global stars again – in a new media campaign by luxury motor brand Jeep. The herd of Kashmiri goats – which won the town a legion of new celebrity fans including US talk show host […]

Opportunities Academy being launched to give vulnerable young people a leg up

A social enterprise is launching a new academy in a former bank in Caernarfon to invest in vulnerable young people across Gwynedd in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown. The charity, Gisda, is opening the Academi Cyfleon (Opportunities Academy) to give jobless and homeless young adults a much-needed leg up. Grant support is enabling it […]

Child abuse victim speaks movingly about how charity saved her life

An inspirational woman from North Wales has spoken movingly about how she put her shattered life back together after she was sexually abused by her older brother when she was eight years of age. Megan, not her real name, was brought back from the brink of suicide by the Stepping Stones North Wales charity, which […]

Elaine’s online exercises to raise cash for North Wales NHS charity

A personal trainer whose parents both died of cancer has turned the hall of her historic 15th century home into a fitness studio to raise cash for the North Wales NHS charity with a series of online exercise videos. Elaine Pritchard, 57, an NHS management consultant who lost her dad when she was 13 and […]

Children of NHS frontline couple create Lockdown version of Monopoly

A brother and sister whose parents are on the frontline of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in North Wales have used their break from school to create a Lockdown version of board game favourite Monopoly. Now Giovanni Bugelli, 11, and his sister Julia, 16, from Prestatyn, hope their bright idea will raise money for […]

Ex-Marine tackles month-long 496-mile run for the animals of Chester Zoo

A former Royal Marine is tackling one of sport’s toughest challenges – a calendar run of 496 miles in 31 days – to raise money for the world-famous Chester Zoo. The Zoo, featured in Channel 4’s series The Secret Life of the Zoo, and home to 35,000 animals, has suffered financially through the Covid-19 lockdown, […]

Ex-carer Caroline speaks movingly about how her life was ripped apart by fatal crash

A woman has spoken movingly about how her life was ripped apart by a fatal road crash which left her with life-changing injuries. According to former care worker Caroline Franks, 60, from Glyn Ceiriog, she was struggling to come to terms with what happened until she received support from Brake, a road safety charity that […]