Health

Flintshire boss launches fundraising drive for hospice gym in memory of his father

A FLINTSHIRE businessman is launching a renewed fundraising drive for a Wrexham hospice in memory of his much-loved father. David Catherall is Managing Director of TDC Services, based on the Ewloe roundabout, which celebrated its 35th anniversary last year and supplies industrial cleaning equipment to firms across the world. TDC has a long track record […]

All systems grow thanks to top gardener Andrew

A professional gardener who has managed some of Britain’s top garden estates is helping care home residents grow their own vegetables to use in cookery classes. Andrew Jones, 53, is the Pendine Park Care Organisation’s head gardener and takes time out from his busy schedule to help the green-fingered residents. It’s a role Andrew thoroughly […]

People with dementia relearning skills with training to “heal” brain

A NURSING home is helping residents relearn simple tasks thanks to one of the world’s leading clinical dementia specialists who says the brain has the potential to “heal” itself. College Fields Nursing Home in Barry is reaping the benefits of an innovative training programme which effectively retrains undamaged parts of the brain through a process […]

Trio of sporting legends on cue to snooker child abuse

Ex-goal ace Michael Owen and Wales rugby star Sam Warburton will be tackling a whole new ball game when they take on snooker legend Dennis Taylor in aid of a children’s charity. The trio of sporting heroes are joining forces with North Wales Business Club president Lord Gregory Mostyn to raise money for NSPCC Cymru/Wales […]

Rachel gets tough in memory of mum

A plucky teenager is in training for a tough physical challenge in memory of her mum who died from cancer. Student Rachel Charles, 18, who works as a server at the Frankie & Benny’s restaurant at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham, will be tackling the Race for Life Pretty Muddy five kilometre course at Alyn Waters […]

Care home residents mesmerised by stunning performance of top Russian harpist Valeria

One of the world’s greatest harpists took time out from an international festival to perform for residents of a care home in Caernarfon. Russian Valeria Voshchennikova  was one of the stars of the opening concert at  the Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon. Valeria is a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and is the […]

Remarkable paintings by artist with dementia to go on show

A fundraising exhibition will showcase the paintings of a Wrexham pensioner who rediscovered her artistic talent while living with dementia. Pat Rayfield did not take up watercolour painting until she was aged 85, after she was diagnosed with dementia. She went on to produce 150 artworks. Now following her death a year ago, aged 93, […]

Help on hand to tackle lack of sleep for North Wales workers

North Wales bosses are being encouraged to tackle the epidemic of sleeplessness that is affecting workers across the country. A lack of sleep is to blame for more than  200,000 working days being lost every year in the UK – at a cost of £30bn – with more than a third of people getting fewer […]

Play about dementia is emotional experience for youngsters

Youngsters from a Flintshire primary school have given a thumbs-up to a heart-warming play about the impact of dementia seen through the eyes of a young boy. Pupils of Ysgol Gwenffrwd, Holywell, attended a performance of Ŵy, Chips A Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma in Welsh) at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. The play tells the […]