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01/10/2020

Sugarhill Brighton are thrilled to announce their partnership with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust as part of their ongoing #WearAndCare initiative. The independent brand are taking their original, hand-drawn designs beyond the seaside and using them to raise awareness and money to support Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust’s high impact programmes across the UK. The partnership launches with 3 new unique designs, each donating £5 per sale of each allocated style to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Talent is everywhere, but…

01/10/2020

Daytime Sing & Smile sessions for the Goldies are a big hit with hundreds of older people. Following the enforced closure of all sessions in March the charity introduced twice weekly ONLINE sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays led by Rachel Parry and Cheryl Davies – two of the popular Goldies session leaders. Based on the successful Goldies formula, the online sessions feature the popular memory-evoking songs of the 60s and onwards with words on screen and the ability to enjoy…

30/09/2020

The founder of the Child of Britain Awards has urged families, friends, and carers to nominate inspirational young people for a brand-new event dedicated to celebrating the inspirational achievements of children across the UK. Nominations are now open for Child of Britain, the only national initiative dedicated to celebrating the achievements and courage of children and young people across the United Kingdom. It culminates in a star-studded event, which is held in a different city every year, at which the…

30/09/2020

Children’s charity Barnardo’s is launching two new services to support vulnerable families who are struggling to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. See, Hear, Respond will work with families across Wales, offering practical and therapeutic support including counselling seven days a week. The aim is to help those facing a wide range of challenges, from anxiety, loneliness and isolation to children struggling with a return to school and parents worried about relationship breakdowns or poverty. The second will…

30/09/2020

Dave Summers, Operations Manager and the Boomerang Cardiff team work to benefit more homeless people across Cardiff after funding boost A Cardiff charity will benefit more than 70 previously homeless families and individuals across the city over the next few months after a funding boost has further fuelled its collection service. Boomerang Cardiff, which collects unwanted household items to, in-turn, provide them to those who are moving on from either a hostel or the street, into accommodation, has received funding which will…

30/09/2020

An initiative to encourage businesses in Cardiff to provide more employment opportunities to local people has won a prestigious national campaigning award.   Tonight (30 September), The Community Jobs Compact, run by Citizens Cymru Wales – Citizens UK, won Best Community Campaign at the Sheila McKechnie National Campaigner Awards. The Community Jobs Compact for Employers was set up in 2017 following a listening campaign in the Butetown area of the Cardiff area. The exercise found that many local residents, particularly those…

28/09/2020

Five Barry residents chosen as Community Ambassadors for construction project The Ambassadors will play an important role in liaising with the local community and neighbourhoods surrounding the school, keeping them up to date on the different stages of the build, the project progress, as well as any issues or concerns arising during the build. The Community Ambassadors will have become a pivotal part of the project, contributing to newsletters, liaising with community groups and having special insight into the project…

25/09/2020

  Two leading allergy charities are urging parents and teachers across Cardiff to ‘Check It, Don’t Chance It’ to ensure pupils and young adults with allergies are not overlooked amidst fears of safeguarding against Covid-19. Children in Cardiff have returned to the classroom after a six month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To reassure concerned parents, official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that only two (0.005%) of the 38,156 deaths from coronavirus during March and April…

25/09/2020

Ken Picton has partnered with local plant boutique, Florist 64, to give his salon a green makeover. The salon, located in the luxurious Mermaid Quay development in Cardiff, is now a serene, plant-filled haven – packed full of feel-good, gorgeous greenery. “The salon experience as clients know it is understandably rather different now,” says Ken. “With some of the little luxuries that make an appointment special currently on hold owing to social distancing and safety. We wanted to ensure that…

25/09/2020

Conor Elliott is a talented Photographer based in Cardiff.  During lockdown, he wanted to do something to capture the sense of community spirit and appreciation of NHS workers. Over the course of three months, from March to June 2020, Conor walked the streets of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan photographing the artworks that local residents proudly displayed in their windows in support of the NHS. Conor decided to bring the images together in the form of colourful mosaics.  The…