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Animal magic is real tonic for care home residents

A care organisation was transformed into a “magical menagerie” when some furry friends dropped in for a spot of animal therapy. Residents at Pendine Park’s Highfield House, Bryn Bella and Cae Bryn care homes were delighted to welcome rabbits, gerbils, chinchillas, guinea pigs and even tortoises. The session was organised by activities and enrichment co-ordinator […]

Green deal as Johnstown bowlers land sponsorship with top storage company

A go-ahead crown green bowling club which runs 11 teams across three leagues and is celebrating its silver jubilee this year has landed a sponsorship deal to help fund its junior coaching sessions. Johnstown Bowling Club play in the Wrexham, Oswestry and Market Drayton Leagues and have over 70 members playing in 11 teams. They […]

New strip for football dads chasing title win thanks to Wrexham IT firm

A GROUP of dads who formed a football team for ‘a bit of fun’ are targeting another league title win in style thanks to the support of a new IT division at a Wrexham copier firm. Spartan Warriors FC are sponsored by Rawson Digital’s new firm, Rawson IT Services, based next door to the company’s […]

Donkey duo help Peggy and pupils get crafty

A pensioner who ran a donkey sanctuary had a “wonderful surprise” when two special visitors trotted into the care home where she now lives. Peggy Morris, 87, was thrilled when donkeys Jenny and Winnie arrived at Bryn Seiont Newydd, Pendine Park’s centre of excellence for dementia care in Caernarfon. The four-legged duo were there as part […]

Funeral of Olympic hero Ken Matthews

A date has been arranged for the funeral of Olympic hero Ken Matthews MBE who has died at the age of 84. Mr Matthews, who won the 20k walking race  for Great Britain at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games,  passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after being taken ill at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home. […]

Hats off to head injury victim Cindie after charity helped her back from brink

A victim of depression from Kinmel Bay who suffered terrible head injuries in a desperate suicide attempt is now an ambassador for a charity which helps people with similar life-changing trauma. Cindie Vowles, from Kinmel Bay, is backing Headway and attended a charity event at leading North Wales law firm Swayne Johnson to draw attention […]

Magnificent Seven bakers rise to Three Peaks Challenge

A “magnificent seven” bakery staff are taking on an epic challenge to raise money for four charities close to their hearts. The adventurous group from the Village Bakery in Wrexham will be aiming to go from sea level to conquer the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales, starting at 5pm on Saturday, June 22. […]

Charity ball raises more than £30,000 for children with rare disease

A CHARITY ball has raised more than £30,000 to help children with a rare genetic disease. Wrexham businessman Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, and his wife Joanne, staged the event for the eighth time to help families coping with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children of Vaughn’s close friends […]

Cash boost for sex abuse centre to cope with huge rise in cases

The number of cases being dealt with by crisis centre that helps victims of sexual abuse has doubled in the past 12 months, it’s been revealed. But, according to the North Wales Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASASC), that’s a good thing because it means survivors are more confident about coming forward to seek support. […]