Rural lifesavers stay on air thanks to cash from wind farm fund

Rural lifesavers stay on air thanks to cash from wind farm fund

Volunteer lifesavers in a remote rural area of North Wales are appealing for new recruits after being equipped with vital Wi-Fi radios to keep in touch thanks to cash from Brenig Wind Ltd. The Uwchaled First Responders, who cover the upper reaches of the Conwy Valley...

Caring Claire in running for top award

Caring Claire in running for top award

A Barry woman who was unsure whether she would take to her new job is still doing it 22 years later. In all that time Claire O’Kelly has taken just four days off with sickness and now she is in line for a social care “Oscar”. Claire, who works at the Springbank...

Pioneering theatre company in line for top award

Pioneering theatre company in line for top award

A pioneering theatre company which has won fans at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Green Man and other festivals is in line for a major award. Hijinx Theatre, which has created opportunities for scores of learning disabilities including autism has been shortlisted for...

Chef who cooked for ex-Beatle Paul in running for top award

Chef who cooked for ex-Beatle Paul in running for top award

A chef talent-spotted as a teenager and later chosen by his bosses to cook for Sir Paul McCartney at an exclusive hotel has been shortlisted for a top award. Jamie Parker-Evans was entered by his school into a cookery competition to find a future star chef of Wales....

Caring, sharing Cynthia and Morton in line for top award

Caring, sharing Cynthia and Morton in line for top award

A couple who have devoted themselves to caring for others even after enduring a life-changing car accident have been shortlisted for a top award. Husband and wife team, Cynthia and Morton Webber, of Ebbw Vale, have opened up their hearts and their homes to vulnerable...

Dementia playwright in line for top award

Dementia playwright in line for top award

A woman who wrote a moving play about dementia has been shortlisted for a top award. Karin Diamond, of Cardiff, will receive a bronze, silver or gold award during the Wales Care Awards, which will take place at City Hall in Cardiff on Friday, October 21. Karin, the...

Care home chef’s good food for thought

Care home chef’s good food for thought

An Abergavenny care home chef who has campaigned to demonstrate how good food contributes to people’s well-being has been shortlisted for a top award. Kyle James said it was an unexpected stroke of luck which led to him finding a job which merged his two great loves –...

Hospice matron Jane speaks out to reassure stay-away patients

Hospice matron Jane speaks out to reassure stay-away patients

A hospice matron has spoken out over concerns that patients in need of end-of-life care are staying away because of fears heightened by the pandemic. According to Jane McGrath, the numbers of in-patients and outpatients at St Kentigern in St Asaph – which serves parts...

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