Young people

Fantastic five land jobs at flagship dementia centre thanks to life-changing training course

Five young women have all landed permanent jobs at the Caernarfon dementia care centre of excellence which hosted the life-changing training course they took part in. Becky Ward, 26, Roxanne Aston, 20, Ellen Robinson, 28, Kelly Thomson, 30, and 26-year-old Emma Fozzard became enrolled on the Into Health and Social Care course run by a […]

Final Call for Pendine International Voice of the Future competition

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is seeking talented young soloists to enter before the March 2nd deadline so they can vie for the prestigious title A “sensational” soprano who won one of the main prizes at an international festival is urging young soloists from around the world to enter this year’s competition to launch their […]

Culinary kids get a pizza the action

CULINARY whizz kids got in on a pizza the action when a Wrexham restaurant was transformed into a classroom for the morning. As part of its education programme, Pizza Express at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre invited along a group of budding master chefs from St Christopher’s School to make their own pizzas. The Year […]

Children’s hospice charity aims to raise £30,000 with Snowdon trek

A trek to the summit of Snowdon is set to raise thousands of pounds for a North Wales charity caring for children with life-limiting conditions. Supporters of Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice at Conwy and Hope House at Oswestry will make the trek on July 1. The two hospices provide care and support to life-limited children, […]

Pen pal scheme is the write stuff at care home

A 93-year-old former teacher who lives in a Barry care home has inspired a heart-warming pen pal scheme involving residents and pupils of a nearby school. The postman arriving at Springbank Care Home on College Road causes a ripple of excitement as they eagerly await the latest batch of letters from youngsters at Jenner Park […]

Mugs up for Ronald McDonald House charities thanks to merchandising firm Sional

The parents of a boy who faced life-saving surgery when he was just weeks old are helping raise funds to support families of seriously ill children. Albert Williamson, who now lives in Penmaenmawr, underwent lengthy emergency specialist surgery at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to remove a growth on his liver, caused by a blood clot. His […]

Britain’s Got Talent choir brings Christmas magic to care home

The internationally famous choir Only Boys Aloud sang their hearts out for residents of a Wrexham care home. The Wrexham branch of the choir delighted residents, their families and staff at the town’s Hillbury House Care Home with rousing renditions of Christmas carols and traditional songs performed in Welsh and English. Their visit came about because […]

Panto stars and school choir help raise sack full of cash for cancer charity

Kind-hearted staff at a department store raised a sack full of cash for a cancer charity with a Christmas VIP event. The Debenhams store at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham was packed to the rafters with customers taking advantage of fragrance and beauty product discounts, enjoying a glass of champagne and entertainment including a […]

Young carers launch Christmas grotto at Stretford Mall

A ten-year-old girl who helps look after her two younger brothers was among ten young carers who got a Christmas treat, when they launched Santa’s grotto at Stretford Mall. Selfless Jessica Whelan, is a vital support to her seven-year-old brother Mason, who has autism, and also helps care for her one-year-old baby brother Noel. Their […]

Green project is child’s play with a giant caterpillar

A scruffy piece of overgrown land has been transformed into a “green oasis” featuring a giant caterpillar made out of boulders as part of a £1.2 million environmental scheme. According to housing association Cartrefi Conwy, the aim is to reconnect youngsters living on the Tre Cwm estate in Llandudno with the natural environment and give […]