Popular race will be a record breaker

A popular half marathon will be celebrating its 25 anniversary next year with a record number of runners – with one of the founders helping to hand out the medals. Around 3,500 competitors from around the UK are expected to take part in the Village Bakery Half Marathon on Sunday, February 16. Everybody who completes […]

Inspirational Lisa in line for awards double

A behavioural expert whose work inspires adults with learning disabilities to achieve their dreams is celebrating a place in the final of one of Wales’ most prized social care awards. Lisa Morgan, who has supported adults living with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviour for almost 30 years, has been shortlisted for the Promoting Fulfilled […]

Energetic housing boss in a lather for charity

A housing group boss is in a right lather as he prepares for his first ever marathon in aid of charity. Andrew Bowden, 59, the chief executive of Cartrefi Conwy, has adopted a two-pronged approach to his campaign to raise money for the NSPCC. In addition to taking part in next year’s London Marathon, he’s […]

Kind-hearted councillor on his marks for mental health charity

A big-hearted councillor has been inspired to take on his first 10k run to raise awareness of mental health issues after discovering that more than 100 people in Denbighshire have committed suicide since 2008. Cllr Mark Young, 52, who represents Lower Denbigh on Denbighshire County Council, will be rising to the challenge on World Mental […]

New hockey club celebrates first birthday in style

A hockey club has celebrated its first birthday in style – with a smart new kit for all six of its teams. Eirias Hockey Club was created when two struggling clubs in Llandudno and Colwyn Bay joined forces last year. The new burgundy, black and gold kit is being sponsored by housing association Cartrefi Conwy. […]

Racecourse Legends pitch in at Denbigh to help African footballers

The golden oldies of Wrexham football club’s Legends are pulling their boots on to help kit out young footballers from West Africa. The Dragons stars of yesteryear have answered a call from leading Welsh self-storage company Lock Stock to take on the veterans of Denbigh Wanderers in a charity match at Denbigh Town’s Central Park […]

Top sculptor draws attention to campaign to honour F1 hero and inspire youngsters

A framed drawing of Wales’s greatest ever motor racing driver has been presented to Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns as a campaign to honour his memory and inspire young people gathers pace. Tom Pryce was born at the former Trevalyn Hospital in Rossett and spent his early childhood living in the Hightown area of Wrexham and […]

Life’s a beach for sea-loving youngsters

Youngsters have been making a splash at free water sports sessions at the seaside. Fifty young people aged between eight and 14, all children of Cartrefi Conwy housing association tenants, took part in the summer Beach Club scheme at Colwyn Bay Water Sports Centre. As a result, they were given the chance to try a whole […]

Caring staff drive appeal to honour F1 racing hero

Big hearted staff at a care home in Wrexham have been helping drive forward a fundraising appeal honouring Grand Prix racing hero Tom Pryce. The energetic team of carers and friends of Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home used pedal power to get behind the £50,000 appeal to erect a statue in memory of the late […]

Green machine’s late birdie clinches title

A six-birdie blitz helped green energy business Hafod Renewables take the Ruthin-Pwllglas Golf Club Sponsors Challenge. Hafod Managing Director David Jones led from the front as his four-man team had a run of five threes from their second hole – the ninth on the course – after starting on the hole they sponsor, the eighth. […]