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29/04/2021

RAF pop gig in the Falkland Islands raises money for Diabetes UK Cymru   COVASIS, an Oasis tribute band set up by members of the Royal Armed Forces played a concert in a pub in the Falklands raising £633 for Diabetes UK Cymru. Leanne Emmerson, 36, from Cardiff facilitated the concert, by donating merchandising from her printing business. She lives with type 1 diabetes and is friends with a Welsh member of the band. She said: “They created the name…

29/04/2021

Activists like Greta Thunberg joined this year’s 48 hours of global action. And as former primary school teacher Abby Milnes of education resource experts PlanBee shows, even the youngest children can get into the spirit of earth day with simple activities near to home   A whopping 70 percent of teachers said say they don’t feel they have been properly trained to teach about climate change, with 40 percent saying it was rarely even mentioned in their school, according to…

29/04/2021

We are delighted to announce the launch of Where’s my space? a collaborative digital project that has brought together Ffotogallery, the national photography agency for Wales, and PAWA254 in Kenya, a dynamic arts and cultural collaborative hub that houses, fosters and catalyses creative and community-driven projects for social change. The project is made possible by British Council, Wales through its Go Digital programme focusing on digital initiatives and responses of the arts and creative industries sector in Wales and the…

29/04/2021

From 26th April, all National Garden Scheme gardens in Wales will be able to open again. In order to follow the latest government guidelines and restrictions visitors are advised to pre-book entry slots via the National Garden Scheme website in advance before travelling www.ngs.org.uk Our first garden to open in Glamorgan this year is Slade Garden in Southerndown. Slade garden is an unexpected jewel right next to the sea with views overlooking the Bristol Channel. Opening on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd May,…

29/04/2021

Students, staff and parents at Llanishen High School have raised over £6000, by completing a virtual challenge to travel to Patagonia in March.   The challenge involved walking, running, cycling and scooting the 12,000 miles it would take to reach Patagonia, the only other Welsh speaking country in the world. It was completed as part of City Hospice’s 100 Heroes Challenge. Head of Physical Education Harry Trelawny organised the challenge with the PE department, getting over 300 staff, students, parents…

28/04/2021

Tŷ Hafan, the children’s hospice for Wales, is challenging you to improve your fitness – whatever your starting level – by completing 26.2 miles or 55,374 steps during the month of May while raising much needed funds to support children with a life-limiting condition and their families in Wales.  You can do your marathon any way you like from walking, to star jumps, to cycling, to jogging to bouncing on a trampoline – basically anything that involves doing the distance or counting those all-important steps.  And Marathon in May is open to anyone…

28/04/2021

Last year in March, Covid Lockdown meant that the daytime fun Sing&Smile sessions from the Goldies Cymru Charity had to be cancelled.   As Goldies, as it is more fondly known, could not go into Church halls and Libraries, the charity introduced sessions online featuring two popular leaders from Wales, Rachel Parry and Cheryl Davies.   Over recent months the sessions have developed and now reach out to hundreds of older isolated people in their own homes. GoldiesLive has led the way on sofa singing!   A recent addition has…

28/04/2021

The death of a swan from dog bites has sparked an appeal for information from the RSPCA and a warning for dogs to be kept on a lead when near wildlife. When a concerned walker spotted an injured swan in the water at Taff’s Mead Embankment in  March, they called the RSPCA for help. RSPCA Inspector Darren Oakley said:  “The swan had blood on his neck and head, and had been swimming around with his neck tucked into his body,…

28/04/2021

National Lottery funding of more than £11.3 million has been given to good causes in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan in 2019/20 according to new figures released today to mark the launch of The National Lottery Awards. A total of 530 National Lottery grants were allocated in this period providing crucial support to arts, sports, heritage and community organisations. The National Lottery Awards are the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded people and projects and, this year, the…

28/04/2021

  Former St Peter’s RFC players Callum Sheedy and Ioan Lloyd have got behind their old club and lent their support to kickstart the club’s fundraising drive to raise money for a new roof.   Wales superstars Sheedy and Lloyd are being joined by Josh Navidi and BBC sports broadcaster Jason Mohammad, who is compering the event, for an online evening of fun and rugby banter as the Club – known as the Rocks – launches its crowdfunder to raise…