Young people

Kind-hearted team pack shoeboxes with Christmas joy

Kind-hearted workers from a criminal record checks company have been helping to pack a record 60,000 shoeboxes taking the magic of Christmas to poverty-stricken children around the world. Ten members of staff from Disclosure Services in Wrexham volunteered to lend a hand to the Llay-based international relief organisation, Teams4U, set up by charity legend Dave […]

Amazing Gracie will “melt hearts” at concert in aid of safety centre

A North Wales schoolgirl who moved doctors and nurses to tears when she wrote a song to say thank you for looking after her is to star at a concert in aid of a child safety centre. Gracie Mellalieu, 12, who has an extremely rare condition called Morquio syndrome which affects only 3,000 people worldwide, […]

Pupils bridge generation gap by teaching care home residents how to sing using sign language

Pupils from a Wrexham school are teaching care home residents how to sing using sign language. The youngsters from St Christopher’s School are regular visitors to Pendine Park’s Hillbury care home as part of a project to bridge the generation gap. Also, on the agenda during the weekly intergenerational sessions are craft work and quizzes. […]

Sixth former Josh hailed a hero after helping to save man’s life

A sixth form student from Llandudno has told how he helped save the life of a man who collapsed in a busy shopping centre – even though he had never had a first aid lesson in his life. Joshua Townend, who hopes to become the UK’s youngest police special constable, was working in his part-time […]

Budding boxers land a sponsorship boost from UK storage giants

Budding young Rockies at an up and coming amateur boxing club on Anglesey have received a knock-out sponsorship boost from a top self-storage company. The Holyhead and Anglesey Club, which is based on the town’s Vicarage Lane, has been helped out to the tune of £400 to kit itself out with vest, shorts and tracksuit […]

Festival-goers get a taste of Welsh and international language of coffee

Thousands of food lovers got a taste of the Welsh language at a popular festival – as well as the international language of coffee Organisers of the Llangollen Food Festival were thrilled with the turn-out over two bustling days at the popular event which has been hailed as one of the highlights in the UK’s […]

Pioneering charity honoured for helping vulnerable young people back into school

A pioneering charity which is helping vulnerable young people back into school after finding that some were at risk of slipping through the net in Gwynedd and Anglesey has been honoured with a top award. The Rhwyd Arall (Another Net) project was set up last year by a social enterprise called Sylfaen Cymunedol in response to […]

TV trainee Siwan swaps Isle of Dogs for Caernarfon

A television production company in Gwynedd has recruited a trio of high-flying trainees including one who has already worked on several Hollywood blockbuster movies. All three said that the recent decision to turn Cwmni Da, based in Caernarfon, into a staff-owned company had attracted them to the award-winning firm which prides itself on “nurturing talented […]

Care home residents raise cash for children’s charity

Care home residents had a great time at a fun day to raise money for a children’s charity. The event at Pendine Park’s Summerhill Road site in Wrexham was attended by fire officers from Wrexham Fire Station who even brought along a fire engine. It raised more than £500 for the children’s charity though raffles […]

Pioneering boys’ choir given standing ovation after emotional performance

A pioneering boys choir celebrated their fifth birthday in style with a rousing performance at an international music festival. The North Wales Only Boys Aloud choir took centre stage at the North Wales International Music Festival’s opening concert at St Asaph Cathedral. For around 15 members, who have been with the Aloud Charity choir since […]