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11/03/2015

ST DAVID’S DAY CELEBRATIONS RAISE £8170 FOR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED Celebrating St David’s Day in style, and raising money for a great cause, Lloyds Bank colleagues from branches across Wales raised £8170, for the Group’s charity of the year¹ BBC Children in Need.   From Friday 27th February to Monday 2nd March, colleagues from around Wales celebrated St David’s day by adding a dash of the Welsh colours into their usually plain green uniform and decorated branches with traditional…

11/03/2015

St David’s Hall Thursday 2 April 11am & 2.30pm SAY “Yes” to mischief as Sooty and his pals are scuttling to town this half-term!   If you’re looking for the perfect way to keep the kids entertained during the Easter Holidays then look no further than The Sooty Show, which comes to St David’s Hall at 11am and 2.30pm on Thursday 2 April.   Everyone’s beloved bear is now a national treasure having entertained millions of children for nearly seven…

11/03/2015

Relate Cymru’s tips to help relationships blossom this Mother’s Day   Mother’s Day is traditionally a time to celebrate that special woman in your life, but, according to figures released this week by leading relationships charity Relate, a significant proportion of us admit that our relationship with our mum could be better.   In a YouGov poll of over 5000 people across the UK, over half (58%) of people living in Wales said they have a ‘very good’ relationship with…

11/03/2015

11th March 2015- Cardiff-based business Box UK has today presented children’s charity Tŷ Hafan with a cheque for £2,000.   The software development consultancy participated in a number of fundraising events, including fancy dress days, an old device amnesty and a 10k run.   Tŷ Hafan supports life-limited children in Wales and was voted as Box UK’s charity of the year for 2014-15. The cheque was presented today by Benno Wasserstein, managing director of Box UK, and Sophie Hayden, chair…

11/03/2015

Financial Inclusion Commission calls for Minister for Financial Inclusion for Welsh Assembly EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01am:London, March 11th, 2015: The Financial Inclusion Commission’s (FIC) report highlights the alarming extent of exclusion from financial services amongst millions of mainly low income families. Financial exclusion: the hard facts: Nearly 2 million adults don’t have a bank account Estimated 2 million took out a high-cost loan due to lack of access to credit 8.8 million are over indebted 13 million don’t have enough savings…

11/03/2015

Personalise Your Easter Gifts with mt washi tape Spring forward and customise your Easter gifts with the versatile and colourful Japanese rice paper – mt washi tape.   Whether you’re entertaining and would like to brighten up your dining room table, planning an Easter egg hunt with the family or looking for something special to wrap those all important chocolates with this Easter, mt washi tape comes in a range of patterns and sizes to suit the occasion. The diverse…

11/03/2015

‘Top Quality Table Tennis Facility Welcomes All Abilities with Sessions Aimed at Casual Players and Newcomers ’ Cardiff City Table Tennis Club is now open seven days a week for the city to come and try out a sport on the rise. As the only full-time table tennis centre in Wales, the club boasts seven world-class tables and a team of qualified coaches who have competed at the very highest levels of the game. The club is not just for…

11/03/2015

Women’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and kicking, something the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) is keen to celebrate. We found out what happened when the nationwide tour of the IOEE’s ‘Meet A Mentor’ events, designed especially to support women entrepreneurs, hit Cardiff City Hall. Right now, women mean business in a big way. More and more successful companies have women at the helm and ever more women are transforming their passions into profit. When the national Meet A Mentor…

11/03/2015

CANCER CHARITY BENEFITS FROM M&S FITNESS FUNDRAISING Staff from Marks & Spencer stores in Cardiff and across the region have raised over £21,000 for Velindre Cancer Care following a weekend of fitness themed events. 10 members of the M&S Wales & West team, including nine store managers, took part in the 10k St David’s Day Run in Cardiff. Meanwhile, colleagues in 16 stores across the region also joined in the sponsored fitness fun, taking to treadmills, static bikes and cross…

11/03/2015

Big plans for return of Cardiff’s most exciting pop-up venue on Dumballs Road After staging three months of successful foodie events at the end of last year, Nicholas Saunders, the twenty-three year old Cardiff Metropolitan University graduate behind Cardiff’s most exciting pop-up venue, DEPOT, has just signed a new lease for the premises.   The new contract means that the warehouse will play host to a variety of pop-up food and drink events, installations, guest residencies, music and festivals; and…