Health

Pupils make music with world-class orchestra and care home residents

Schoolchildren joined forces with a world-renowned orchestra and a care organisation to work on a pioneering project about the Welsh colony in Patagonia. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd in Wrexham spent the afternoon making music with the Hallé orchestra and the residents of the Hillbury care home which is part of the Pendine Park care organisation. […]

New councils urged to ditch double standards over expenses and care fees

The cost of overnight expenses and meal allowances claimed by councillors can be twice what local authorities pay in care home fees for vulnerable people, it’s been revealed. The figures have come to light following an investigation by Care Forum Wales, the body that represents nearly 500 social care providers. If they’re away on official […]

Phil measures up to big fundraising challenge in memory of late mum and aunt

The men’s suits manager at a Wrexham department store has fitted himself out as a marathon man to raise cash in memory of his mum and his aunt who both died from cancer. Phil Roberts saw the two sisters lose their separate battles with the disease within a few months of each other last year. […]

UCML officially connects to charity that brightens lives of disabled youngsters

A charity that’s been an “absolute godsend” to disabled teenager Caitlin Chapman and her mum has boosted by kind staff at utility connections company UCML. Soon after her birth, 17-year-old Caitlin was diagnosed with a severe form of cerebral palsy, which has left her unable to walk or talk properly, and she also registered blind. […]

Grieving mum backs fix room for drug users

The bereaved mother of a teenager who died after taking ecstasy has backed the call by a police boss to set up safe injecting areas for drug users in North Wales. Schoolgirl Martha Fernbeck was just 15 when she suffered a cardiac arrest in July 2013 after swallowing half a gram of 90 per cent […]

New £2.2M hospice building with green credentials is up for award

A ground-breaking new £2.2 million hospice extension which heats itself and looks after surrounding wildlife is in the running for a top building award. The new extension built by Flintshire company Anwyl Construction for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, at Backford, near Chester, has been shortlisted for the North West Local Authority Building Control […]

Charity ball staged by Wrexham businessman raises £40,000 to help children with rare condition

A CHARITY ball organised by a Wrexham businessman has raised £40,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, hosted his sixth black tie event at Chester Racecourse to help those living with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children of Vaughn’s close friends have […]

Women urged to take part in fun run to battle cancer

An appeal has been launched to find women to take part in a fun run in aid of a cancer charity. Organisers of the Cancer Research Race for Life came to the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham to recruit runners for the women-only event at the Alyn Waters Country Park on Sunday, June 4. […]

Athletic villagers gear up for charity run challenge

Athletic villagers are in training for a race to raise money for a trio of good causes in the area. More than 400 people are expected to take part in the fifth annual 5k run in Llandegfan on Anglesey at 6.30pm on Wednesday, June 7. All the money raised by the runners will go to […]