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06/12/2018

Six in ten (61%) of adults in South Wales who feel lonely fear something will happen to them and no one will notice, and a third of adults there (34%) have no one to turn to about loneliness. That’s according to new research released by the British Red Cross.  The Red Cross polled over 4,000 UK adults and found that over half (53%) of people in South Wales – feel always, often or sometimes lonely. Rebecca Murphy, 47 from Llanelli, shares…

06/12/2018

Leading HIV and sexual health charity, Terrence Higgins Trust is calling on local residents in Cardiff to join them in hitting zero HIV transmissions in the UK to mark 30 years of World AIDS Day. Terrence Higgins Trust Wales will be hosting its ‘Then, Now & Forever: 30 Years of World AIDS Day’ vigil outside Cardiff Museum on 1st December at 6pm. The event will conclude at the Terrence Higgins Trust Cardiff offices on Churchill Way at 7pm for hot…

06/12/2018

Dr. Neil Kitchiner was recently presented with the Armed Forces Covenant Award at the Armed Forces in Wales Awards 2018 which recognise individuals or teams that have made outstanding contributions to the Armed Forces. The Armed forces in Wales Awards and the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Awards were hosted at a prestigious ceremony in St. Fagans National Museum of History.  Dr. Kitchiner was nominated for the award for his work across Wales to help Veterans with mental health needs. Neil…

06/12/2018

St David’s Catholic Sixth Form College is celebrating a record-breaking turnout to its open evenings this November. The Cardiff-based sixth form college welcomed almost 1000 young people across the two evenings to its Penylan campus, all looking to take their next steps in their education. With an increased footfall of almost 20% and a 32% increase in completed applications since the previous academic year, St David’s is becoming increasingly oversubscribed. The College also recently celebrated its 30th anniversary of nurturing…

06/12/2018

Cardiff Cycle City’s new Cardiff Cycling Awards have got off to a great start with nearly a hundred people nominating for what they love about cycling in Cardiff – and the things they want fixed. Now all the nominations are in, the final vote starts! These are the shortlists for each of the five categories: Award 1. Biggest Contribution to improving Cycling in Cardiff Cardiff Car Free Day Cardiff University Cllr Caro Wild Greener Grangetown NextBike Pedal Power Sustrans Award…

06/12/2018

Over 150 staff members and counting from local employer Admiral have helped the Marrow for Marley appeal by joining the stem cell and bone marrow donation registry. Admiral staff recently spent the day registering potential blood stem cell donors on behalf of the charity DKMS. The sessions took place in the company’s headquarters in Cardiff to encourage colleagues to get involved in the fight against blood cancer. 6-year-old Marley Nicholls, from South Wales, was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia, a rare…

06/12/2018

  Companies from south Wales have been recognised for helping school pupils across Wales prepare for their future careers.   Held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff bay, 16 companies from across south Wales attended the Careers Wales Valued Partner Awards ceremony, which was hosted by former BBC news anchor Sara Edwards. The Careers Wales Valued Partner Awards recognises the important contribution made by businesses who consistently step up to support the workforce of tomorrow by signing up to…

06/12/2018

As M4 decision looms,  new first minister will set direction of travel for next decade argues SustransSustrans to outline policy priorities at Senedd reception on Tuesday 4th December 2018 Sustrans, the all-Wales charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle, will today (Tuesday 4th December) say that Welsh transport stands at a crucial crossroads and will encourage the next first minister to lead a new approach fit for future generations. Speaking ahead of the event, Sustrans Cymru…

06/12/2018

Photograph from CardiffandVale.art The creative arts can offer a powerful contribution to the experience of patients in care settings but, more importantly to a person’s wellbeing. There is an ever-growing body of evidence that demonstrates the benefits of the arts in health and social care settings. For example, a study in London found that after engaging with the arts, 79% of people in deprived communities ate more healthily, 77% engaged in more physical activity and 82% enjoyed greater overall wellbeing….

06/12/2018

Photograph from RepairCafe Wales on Facebook A shell of what you were before. The spark you once had has gone. I flick your switch, I push your button, but you refuse to turn back on! I stare at you from across the room. I fold my arms and squeeze tight. My source of entertainment has gone. No pictures. No music. No light. Two days have felt like an eternity. I read books but it isn’t the same. It is grim…