Young people

Having fun at care home is child’s play

Toddlers from a Rhyl nursery showed off their natural charm and boundless energy as they enjoyed a teddy bear’s picnic of jelly and ice-cream with elderly care home residents. The tots, who attend Beach House Day Nursery in Rhyl, took an afternoon “pull-a-long” tram to St David’s Residential Home in the seaside town to spend […]

Timber company save children’s vegetables from ravenous rabbits

Green-fingered primary school pupils have had their prize fruit and veg saved from ravenous rabbits thanks to a local timber company. Fencing giants Clifford Jones Timber came to the rescue when Llanbedr DC Primary School appealed for help against the bad news bunnies eating their crops. Now the children can look forward to enjoying the […]

Police boss honours Rhyl Young Marshals

A PROJECT in Rhyl which has helped deter children as young as six from falling into the trap of anti-social behaviour and low level crime has been recognised by North Wales’s policing czar. West Rhyl Marshals, which is now in its 10th year and has worked with up to 70 young people at high risk […]

New singing star Rachel living the dream after first solo competition success

A supply teacher from Wrexham came within a whisker of winning one of the main prizes at an international festival even though it was her first ever solo competition. Soprano Rachel Marsh, 24, was a runner up in Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She revealed that she used […]

Youngsters pop in to say thanks to trailer firm

A nursery group’s plans to move into a new home has been given a major boost. The Cylch Meithrin, in Cynwyd, near Corwen, is refurbishing the former village school which should be ready by September. The staff and a dozen of the youngsters paid a visit to the Ifor Williams Trailers factory down the road […]

Daredevil grandmother Carys is guest of honour at opening of new nursery play area

A DAREDEVIL grandmother was the guest of honour at the official opening of a nursery’s outdoor play area after she took on the fastest zip wire in the world to raise money for it. Courageous Carys Thomas, 77, raised £1,500 by completing the daunting Zip World challenge in Snowdonia to help Cylch Meithrin in Deiniolen, Gwynedd, […]

Rising superbike star thanks Wrexham copier firm for fuel injection of cash

AN up and coming superbike rider targeting glory at the Isle of Man TT race has thanked a fast growing Wrexham copier firm for a fuel injection of cash. Bike mechanic Mike Norbury was recently signed up by ECTA Racing who have received a boost in sponsorship from Rawson Digital. The fast-growth 50 company, owned […]

Pupils help care home residents pimp up their zimmer frames to help reduce falls

Residents at a care home have pimped up their zimmer frames – with the help of some creative schoolchildren. The decorations have been used to brighten up the steel walking frames for the older people living at the Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. The care home has nurtured a strong relationship with the pupils from […]

Awards double for caring Paul and Len

Two child care professionals who’ve both spent more than a quarter of a century helping to give young people a better life have won a top award. Paul O’Donnell, 60, and Len Drane, 55, directors of Priority Childcare at Llandarcy, Neath, specialise in working with youngsters accommodated by the local authority who need a supported residential environment. Fellow social care professionals have praised Priority Childcare for […]

Charity ball raises £30,000 for children with rare degenerative disease

A CHARITY ball has raised £30,000 to help children with a rare degenerative disease. The seventh A-T Spring Ball, held at Chester Racecourse Pavilion, was organised by Wrexham businessman Vaughn Rawson, managing director of Rawson Digital, and his wife Joanne to help families coping with the rare genetic condition known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T). The children […]