Community

Funding for life-saving rural volunteers helping fight coronavirus pandemic

A team of life-saving rural volunteers who have worked alongside Welsh Ambulance Service paramedics during the coronavirus crisis are celebrating a wind-powered cash boost worth more than £3,000 to fund new emergency equipment. Denbigh Community First Responders (CFRs) who normally donate their spare time to attend 999 calls and administer emergency medical care, have stepped […]

Cricket club strikes it lucky with Wrexham distribution firm

A big-hearted distribution company has come to the rescue of an historic cricket club that’s nurtured the talents of some of North Wales’ finest players. Wrexham-based  McCarthy Distribution donated more than 50 pallets to Brymbo Cricket Club so that a team of 30 volunteers can rebuild the club’s damaged perimeter fence. The club, which is […]

Care home staff star in film about life under lockdown

Staff at a care organisation will have a starring role in a new film about life under lockdown. The documentary is being produced by Wrexham Museum to chronicle how local people coped with the coronavirus crisis. Among those being featured are staff at Pendine Park who are on the frontline in protecting their much-loved residents. […]

Trailer firm pledges to stick with club hit by Covid crisis

A top trailer maker has pledged to stick by Wrexham AFC as it battles a massive financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. At the reveal of the new kit, Ifor Williams Trailers were unveiled as the main shirt sponsor for the fifth season running – whenever the 2020-21 campaign gets going. The fan-owned club […]

Brave Deanna is back on the pandemic front line after winning her virus battle

A brave frontline nurse who has returned to work after spending six days in intensive care with the deadly Corona virus has teamed up with one of the world’s finest patisserie chefs to launch a cake-making competition to honour NHS heroes. Mum-of-two Deanna Paule, from Wrexham, will judge the entries with Anglesey chef Richard Holt […]

Community pub and shop supply vulnerable people in virus crisis

A vibrant village enterprise delivering food and groceries to isolated and vulnerable people in the west of rural Denbighshire through the Covid-19 pandemic has received over £20,000 to boost its services. Clawddnewydd, between Ruthin and Cerrigydrudion, boasts a shop and a pub, the Glan Llyn, run by local people and they have introduced new outreach […]

Pioneering new service offers fresh start for people hooked on drugs

A pioneering new service has been launched to transform the lives of people hooked on drugs in North Wales. The Dechrau Newydd (Fresh Start) programme will provide rapid-response support and help break the vicious circle of addiction and offending. The scheme has been commissioned jointly by the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones […]

Carys dances all day and all of the night to raise £4K for NHS charity

A disco queen from Gwynedd who has boogied with chart-toppers Hot Chocolate, Bananarama and Kool and the Gang and on Top of the Pops has danced for 24 hours to raise over £4,000 for the North Wales NHS charity. https://youtu.be/t_aAb9F6jbU Carys Roberts strutted her stuff and shook her booty all day and all of the […]

Tin on the Doorstep scheme takes off

A charity for Colwyn Bay’s homeless is using cash confiscated from criminals to run weekly collections to supply local food banks during the coronavirus crisis. The Kind Bay Initiative’s volunteers are collecting over 100 donations every Sunday evening with hundreds of tins and packets of food being left out for pick up. The community interest […]

Yellow ribbons are symbol of hope at locked down care organisation

Trees at a care organisation have been festooned with dozens of yellow ribbons as a symbol of hope during the coronavirus pandemic. They’ve been made by the artistic residents and staff at Pendine Park in Wrexham using recycled plastic to send out a message of optimism from the locked down complex. The colourful project has […]