Charity

Betsi hits the road with cash seized from crooks

An inspirational youth leader who got his life back on track after battling heroin addiction is hitting the road to help turn around the lives of young people. The award-winning Youth Shedz Cymru, set up by Scott Jenkinson in 2017, which helps its young members to explore and develop themselves, has been boosted by cash […]

Family of courageous councillor raise £8K for hospital’s Covid heroes

The family of a courageous councillor who died of Covid-19 have presented a cheque for £8,000 to the hospital which cared for him in his final days. While in intensive care at Wrexham Maelor Hospital Kevin Hughes, 63, from Gwernymynydd, near Mold, pleaded passionately with people to stick to the rules to stop the spread […]

High-flier to High Sheriff and Steve pledges support for mental health

The new High Sheriff of Clwyd has pledged to help support the growing number of people suffering mental health issues during his term of office. Former Airbus UK executive Steve Thomas, from St Asaph, was speaking after making his declarations before magistrate Toby Prosser, Chair of the Central North Wales Bench, at St Asaph. He […]

Crooks’ cash supports new service to help parents abused by their children

A pioneering service has been set up in North Wales to help parents who are abused by their children after a 70% increase in cases during the pandemic. Break 4 Change is a new support project, backed by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones, that’s been established with the help of cash confiscated […]

Historic village cricket club launches search for next generation of players

Cricket in the Cheshire village of Tattenhall dates back over 150 years and now there is a new generation playing the game thanks to the support of a local law firm. Tattenhall Cricket Club, near Chester, was founded in 1864, the year the legendary W G Grace hit his first hundred, and the future looks […]

Friends in the north on mercy mission to feed refugees and the vulnerable in Newport

Refugees and asylum-seekers from the Middle East in Newport are getting a taste of home thanks to supplies donated to a local food bank by one of Wales’s leading catering wholesalers. Olive oil, tortilla-style wraps and chickpeas are going into up to 30 food parcels a week put together by the Feed Newport CIC food […]

Caring Maddie conquers half marathon in memory of her beloved mum

A student nurse and care worker has completed a half marathon with her two pet dogs running alongside her in aid of the hospice which cared for her mum in the final days of her life. Maddie Evans, 37, set herself the goal of conquering the 13-mile feat to raise money for St David’s Hospice in Llandudno which lovingly nursed her mother Lorraine through […]

Eight aim to generate cash for hospice by tackling Snowdonia challenge

An eight-strong team of friends are to tackle one of Wales’s toughest mountain walking challenges – the awesome Welsh 3000s – in aid of St David’s Hospice in Llandudno. The band of brothers, all from the Conwy county area, have been getting in trim with a rigorous exercise programme while keeping to lockdown rules. Among […]

Cricket club launch a junior coaching scheme to get kids back into cricket

A go-ahead local cricket club is on a mission to get kids in Wrexham playing the game again with an ambitious coaching and playing programme – paid for with cash seized from criminals. Brymbo Cricket Club, one of North Wales’s most successful sides and the place where current Glamorgan captain David Lloyd learned the game, […]

Hospice launches campaign to recruit young volunteers with cash seized from crooks

Cash seized from criminals is being put to good use in recruiting a new generation of young hospice volunteers. St David’s Hospice, which provides hospice care to adult patients across Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey, is hoping to attract a new wave of recruits to help run its growing list of outdoor fundraising events and endurance […]