Charity

Fantastic five land jobs at flagship dementia centre thanks to life-changing training course

Five young women have all landed permanent jobs at the Caernarfon dementia care centre of excellence which hosted the life-changing training course they took part in. Becky Ward, 26, Roxanne Aston, 20, Ellen Robinson, 28, Kelly Thomson, 30, and 26-year-old Emma Fozzard became enrolled on the Into Health and Social Care course run by a […]

Builder helps charity raise £2.5K from Christmas tree collection

A popular local charity has received a late Christmas present thanks to the help of a leading local builder. Two HGV drivers from the Anwyl Group took time out of their busy schedule to collect discarded Christmas trees in return for donations to St Kentigern Hospice which totalled £2,500. Dave Jones and Steve Colclough worked […]

Wrexham football club boosted by cash snatched from criminals

A Wrexham football club which tackles mental health problems, discrimination and homelessness has netted a £2,500 windfall – thanks to cash confiscated from crooks. Wrexham Inclusion Football Club was formed in Acrefair last autumn to support people with disabilities, mental health issues, ADHD, autism and also those from ethnic minority or LGBT groups or who […]

Bay of Colwyn to get a clean sweep thanks to BID

The hunt is on for a pair of caretakers to ensure the Bay of Colwyn looks spick and span to attract more visitors and shoppers. Colwyn BID, the not-for-profit social enterprise run by the local business communities, is part-funding the cost of two people to spruce up the area, matching a £10,000 grant from the […]

St Asaph family support worker honoured at care awards

A family support officer has been honoured with two gold awards for her work in helping children and young people to deal with bereavement. Mrs Ann Atkin, 61, who works at St Kentigern Hospice, in St Asaph, won the accolades at the Wales Care Awards in what she describes as “a wonderful evening” at the […]

Children’s hospice charity aims to raise £30,000 with Snowdon trek

A trek to the summit of Snowdon is set to raise thousands of pounds for a North Wales charity caring for children with life-limiting conditions. Supporters of Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice at Conwy and Hope House at Oswestry will make the trek on July 1. The two hospices provide care and support to life-limited children, […]

Caernarfon community choir tunes up to sing for hometown audience at Galeri fundraiser

A North Wales community choir which hits the high notes at home and overseas is to celebrate its tenth anniversary by hosting a glittering charity concert. Côr Dre Caernarfon, which was formed by a group of twenty-somethings to give voice to their mutual love of music, aims to thrill a hometown audience with its gala […]

Bakery man Tom rises to challenge in memory of much-loved grandparents

A bakery worker has been inspired by the memory of his much-loved grandparents to raise money for a hospice by taking part in a half marathon. Thomas Kellaway, 25, from Buckley, is in training for the annual Village Bakery Half Marathon in Wrexham which is expected to attract a record entry of 2,000 runners from […]

Cinema staff’s great bake off for mental health charity

Kind-hearted staff at a cinema are launching year-long a campaign to raise money for a mental health charity. The first fund-raiser in aid of MIND at the Odeon at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre next Saturday (January 20) will be a fun day to will coincide with the release of the new Disney animation, Coco. Members […]

Daredevil Cat takes leap of faith in aid of charity

A daredevil care practitioner has been inspired by her brave dad and nephew to do a charity sky dive. Cat Jones, 20, who works at the Pendine Park care organisation is Wrexham, will be raising money for Muscular Dystrophy UK. Both her dad, Phil Jones, and her nephew, Travis, four have the debilitating muscle-wasting condition. […]