Festival-goers get a taste of Welsh and international language of coffee

Thousands of food lovers got a taste of the Welsh language at a popular festival – as well as the international language of coffee Organisers of the Llangollen Food Festival were thrilled with the turn-out over two bustling days at the popular event which has been hailed as one of the highlights in the UK’s […]

Life-saver Marie in running for top award

An Anglesey carer has been shortlisted for a top award not long after she and her husband helped saved the life of a much-loved member of their extended family who is diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome. Marie Smith and her husband Tim were devastated when 55 year old Julie, who shares their home, suffered a life-threatening […]

Inspiring care worker over the (honey)moon with prestigious award nomination

An inspiring community worker who has been shortlisted for a national care accolade will be rounding off her honeymoon at a special awards ceremony this October. Lowri Wynne Matulla, from Pwllhwli, will be marrying her childhood sweetheart Roy Blackmore on October 12, then just one week later, the newly-weds will be travelling down to Cardiff […]

Passionate hospice manager Joyce in running for social care Oscar

A hospice manager who’s at the forefront of a major expansion scheme is in the running for a coveted social care Oscar. Joyce Bellingham has been a familiar face at St Kentigern Hospice in St Asaph for more than 20 years, including serving as manager since 2006. The grandmother-of-four’s time at the helm has included […]

Ex-dancer Helen returns to stage for award honour

A former dancer who made a huge career change is to return to the stage – this time to pick up an award. Helen Grimston from Ewloe is among those to be honoured at a ceremony in City Hall, Cardiff, on October 18 when the annual Wales Care Awards will be presented. MC for the […]

Caring Dan scores a hit with judges

A keen football fan has transformed the life of a youngster in his care after sharing his love of the game. As a result Daniel Squire has been shortlisted for one of this year’s Wales Care Awards, organised by Care Forum Wales to recognise outstanding work in the care sector. The awards will be presented […]

Chrissie set for national awards glory as “one of life’s true carers”

A grandmother of two who opened up her family home to vulnerable adults when her children flew the nest is in the running for a national care award. Former housewife Chrissie McKenna, from Llanddulas, Conwy, missed the hustle and bustle of family life when her children left home and did not see the point of […]

Caring Caroline in line for top award after heartbreak of losing adopted daughter

A carer who opened her home to adults in need following on from the heartbreak of losing her adopted daughter is in the running for a major award. Caroline Ross Downie, 59, of Llandudno, has been named as a shortlisted finalist at the prestigious Wales Care Awards, known as the social care Oscars. For many […]

Enthusiastic Alison in line for social care Oscar

A support worker found her work so rewarding that her daughter and husband were convinced to follow in her footsteps. Now Alison Amos’s enthusiasm and passion for helping others has put her in line for a major award at the social care Oscars. The 59-year-old from Connah’s Quay has been shortlisted for one of this […]