Health

Store staff come steaming in with effort for Macmillan’s World Biggest Coffee Morning

Big-hearted staff at a Wrexham store are brewing up another special day of fundraising for a cancer support charity. After raising hundreds of pounds from the popular event over the past few years, the team at Boots at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre the will be steaming back into action on Friday September 29 as […]

Taking care of football stars of the future

The junior football team where ex-Wales international and TV pundit Robbie Savage started out is stepping out in style thanks to a leading social care organisation. The Llay Under 8s team, which plays in the Wrexham District Mini League, were in need of a kit so their manager asked locally-based Pendine Park for a financial […]

Ladies and gents take to the road to raise funds for health charities

Dozens of smartly dressed motorcyclists will take to the roads of North Wales next week to raise funds for men’s health charities, with an event inspired by TV’s Madman Don Draper. The retro-themed Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday September 24 involves more than 55,000 bike fans around the world donning their cravats, tweaking their moustaches, […]

Game-changer for £3 billion-a-year social care sector

The Welsh Government decision to include social care as one of five key priority areas for their new economic strategy has been hailed as a “potential game-changer” for the sector. According to Care Forum Wales, independent care homes and domiciliary care companies are now getting the recognition they deserve for the £3 billion-a-year contribution they help […]

Sky’s the limit for care home residents

Residents at a care home have been flying high after organising their own kite festival. The sky above Pendine Park in Wrexham was a blaze of colour after the residents designed and made the kites. The festival was the idea of enrichment and activities co-ordinator Elaine Lee who works at Penybryn, a centre of excellence […]

Care home residents create weeping wall of 1,500 poppies

Residents at a care home are creating their own weeping wall of poppies to honour the fallen. The 1,500 poppies will go on display at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham ahead of Armistice Day on November 11. The spectacular tribute will be draped from one the upper windows of the Penybryn care home and […]

Aimee inspired to raise charity cash by memory of her mum

A cosmetics expert is taking on a series of fund-raising challenges in memory of her mother who died from cancer. Aimee Evans, 25, signed up for the Rainbow Dash Bubble Bash organised by the Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham. She’s aiming add another bucketful of cash to the money she has already raised for the […]

Adventurous couple Geoff and Ella celebrate 65 years of wedded bliss

The adventurous grandparents of a world champion sailor celebrated their sapphire wedding anniversary at a care home. Geoff Blore, 88, and his wife Ella, 91, marked 65 years of marital bliss with their family and staff at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. Ella, has been a resident at the Highfield House Care Home […]

Peak performance in aid of air ambulance

Big-hearted bakers took on a mountainous challenge in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance. The team from the Village Bakery took part in the gruelling Three Peaks Race and raised more than £1,500 for the life-saving service. The race requires participants to reach the top of the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. They […]

Hospital matron Linda raises money to end stem cell lottery

A hospital matron was inspired to launch a fund-raising campaign by the daughter of a close friend who had a life-saving stem cell transplant. Linda Jones, who works at the private Spire Yale Hospital in Wrexham, was touched by the plight of Zoe Porter, 24, who is battling chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. The transplant was a […]