Health

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Catrin’s curves are a plus as she snaps up modelling contracts

A hospital worker who once had zero confidence in her own body image is on the way to becoming a catwalk sensation after making it through to the semi-finals of Miss Curvaceous UK. Catrin Stace-Jones, an operating department practitioner at Spire Yale hospital, Wrexham, is positive proof that a curvy woman can be glamorous having successfully […]

Pioneering care home course gives Lucy a massive boost

A teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome was among a group of young people being helped into the world of work thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Prince’s Trust and a care organisation. Lucy Williams, 18, from Minera, was  one of four candidates to complete the three-week long Get into Care training course at Pendine Park […]

Brave Danielle launches bowel cancer campaign

A care practitioner who has battled bowel has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the disease. Mum-of-one Danielle Davies, 22,who works at Pendine Park’s Penybryn care home in Wrexham, is warning other young people with unexplained abdominal aches and pains to get things checked out and never take no for an answer. The illness […]

Truck driver Phil puts motoring skills to good use on his blood bike

A TRUCK driver who wanted to repay the NHS for helping save his partner’s life after she was twice diagnosed with breast cancer has put his motoring skills to good use by becoming a ‘blood biker’. Phil Sharrock, 53, who works for Wrexham-based McCarthy Distribution, is a volunteer rider for the charity Blood Bikes Wales, […]

Pioneering care home course gives Lucy a massive boost

A teenager with Asperger’s Syndrome was among a group of young people being helped into the world of work thanks to a pioneering partnership between the Prince’s Trust and a care organisation. Lucy Williams, 18, from Minera, was  one of four candidates to complete the three-week long Get into Care training course at Pendine Park […]

Ukelele band bring joy at care home and raise money for charity

A band of Anglesey ukulele players strummed their way into a Caernarfon care home to entertain residents – and to raise money for charity in the process. And as a result a new ukulele group is planned which will have its base at Bryn Seiont Newydd, Pendine Park Care Organisation’s centre of excellence for dementia […]