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12/10/2021

The Girl, my daughter who is the first child with Down Syndrome to attend Cardiff High School, has just commenced Year 11. Like so many of her peers, she is already having to think about what and where she will be studying in Years 12 and 13. When her mother, The Boss, and I were The Girl’s age it was a straightforward choice; we would enter the sixth form and thereafter go on to sit ‘A’ levels and attend university….

12/10/2021

The National Emergencies Trust is calling for charities and groups in Wales to apply for its new Local Action Fund with Crowdfunder UK, which aims to support community and voluntary organisations to counter the financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisations that apply for the Fund  have the opportunity to receive up to £10,000 each in match-funding from the National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal. Since it launched in March 2020, the Coronavirus Appeal has raised more than £98m and distributed …

23/09/2021

Invisible Cities Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who have previously experienced homelessness, to become walking tour guides of their own city. They offer a number of themed family friendly tours across the UK in cities including Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow, York and Cardiff. Their impact is three-fold.   Tours focus on distinct neighbourhoods within iconic cityscapes    Invisible Cities, the alternative tour guide company that introduces locals and visitors to some of our greatest urban heartlands, is launching a new nationwide project. The…

22/09/2021

  FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp  and the world’s largest express transportation company,  has announced the launch of the Small Business Grant Competition in Europe. The competition offers a total grant pool of nearly £250,000 to European small businesses to help them grow and achieve their ambitions. For the first time, the competition will be run as a single pan-European contest, open to small businesses based in 16 countries. The competition is open to for-profit small businesses with…

22/09/2021

Alzheimer’s Society’s Cardiff Memory Walk 10th October 2021   Cardiff residents are being invited to don their walking gear, lace up their boots, and unite against dementia by signing up to Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk this Autumn. Hundreds of Alzheimer’s Society supporters will put their best foot forward at Bute Park on 10th October 2021 alongside family, friends and colleagues to raise money for the charity. Over a year since the pandemic began, people with dementia are still bearing the brunt…

22/09/2021

 Are you beach clean ready? The Marine Conservation Society is holding its annual Great British Beach Clean between  17th – 26th September, 2021 and is calling for volunteers from across Wales to join in and help. The UK’s beaches and seas are a haven for an incredible variety of wildlife, which are put at risk by pollution. Animals can get tangled in plastic wrapping, become distressed, or mistake pollution such as plastic bags for food. This often proves fatal to them. Gill Bell, Head of…

22/09/2021

Hope Rescue, alongside other animal welfare charities, were called to assist with a multi-agency operation to help over 200 breeding bitches, stud dogs and newly born puppies from an unlicensed breeder in Carmarthenshire this weekend. The Hope Rescue welfare team attended the site and rescued 47 dogs from the most heart-breaking and appalling conditions they had ever seen. In total they rescued five mums nursing with a total of 18 puppies, five pregnant mums and a further 20 adults. The…

10/09/2021

Welsh athletics legend Colin Jackson and former Wales football captain Ashley Williams will be among the guest stars when BBC A Question of Sport’s biggest ever live tour hits Cardiff next week. Colin and Ashley join Winter Olympic gold medal winner Amy Williams and the world’s most-capped rugby referee Nigel Owens on the teams at Cardiff Arena on Saturday September 18. Starring long-time host Sue Barker and popular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell, A Question of Sport Live…

07/09/2021

Amgueddfa Cymru’s second Digital Food Festival will return on 6-12 September 2021. The digital event, taking place across the Museum’s website and social media channels, replaces the food festival usually held at St Fagans National Museum of History and will feature a host of exciting courses, talks, music events and cookery demos. Want to improve your skills in the kitchen? There will be a wide range of culinary courses to suit all ages including a patisserie course with Thibault Courtoisier,…

20/08/2021

Emmeline’s parents, Clare and Mike, first realised something wasn’t right with their daughter in July last year. They noticed a small dip in her lower back and though they didn’t think anything of it at first, the area began to swell and they decided to get it checked.  At the local hospital, Clare and Mike were told that their daughter probably had a cyst but were given a referral to the surgical department at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital just…