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13/02/2019

With the month of love fast approaching, Boots UK has an edit of this season’s hottest products to make you look and feel fabulous this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re being whisked on a date with your partner or spending time with your friends for the ultimate Palentine’s, Boots UK has lots of new products to help you feel your best this Valentine’s Day, wherever you are. Follow our step by step guide to getting date night ready: The Night Before Begin…

13/02/2019

Charity launches UK’s first independent map to help people across the country find cancer care and support services using their postcode Dimbleby Cancer Care today officially launches the cancercaremap.org, after research* finds a significant lack of awareness across Wales of the support and advice services available following a cancer diagnosis. New research revealed that more than half (52%) of those in Wales were unaware of emotional support services, such as talking therapy or support groups, despite studies finding mental ill…

13/02/2019

A Cardiff rock school is on the lookout for young guitarists to complete the line up in a string of bands. The Rock Project Cardiff teaches 7-18 year olds how to sing, play the drums, bass and guitar in weekly two-hour sessions. But the group of teen and pre-teen musicians, who meet in Fairwater, are desperate for guitarists to join their bands. Organiser Ben Tiffin said: “The Rock Project Cardiff launched after Christmas and we’ve had a fantastic response, with…

13/02/2019

Men’s Sheds Cardiff have been making a difference to the environment at Rookwood Hospital by helping to bring nature closer to patients who are in hospital for long periods of time. Rookwood Hospital is predominantly a rehabilitation hospital, where patients suffering from spinal injuries and brain injuries are often at Rookwood for long periods of time. By bringing nature closer to the hospital it helps patients feel more connected with the outdoors and stimulated seeing the seasons change, through the…

13/02/2019

Two Cardiff charities have each received a £1,000 boost thanks to Ecclesiastical’s 12 Days of Giving campaign. More than 94,000 people nominated thousands of good causes as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s annual 12 Days of Giving campaign, which donated £120,000 to 120 charities. Two of the winning charities are helping to make a real difference in Cardiff. Wales Millennium Centre is a focal point for the unique culture, identity and talents of Wales through the creation of a world…

12/02/2019

Tesco is marking its centenary by offering community projects across Wales the chance to bag their share of a huge £100,000 funding pot. As part of the supermarket’s anniversary celebrations, community organisations from across North Wales are being invited to share in the funding during two special Bags of Help voting rounds. Bags of Help, run in partnership with Groundwork, sees funding awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. So far in Cardiff, Bags of Help has awarded…

12/02/2019

Little bookworms will once again be inspired and entertained by a colourful group of celebrated authors and illustrators this spring, as the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival returns to the Welsh capital over two weekends in March and April (Saturday 30th March – Sunday 7th April). The award-winning festival is set to host more than 50 events to attend including writing workshops, book readings, craft activities and games across Cardiff’s most iconic venues such as Cardiff Castle, Cardiff City Hall and…

12/02/2019

GLL Sport Foundation applications now open for talented young athletes across Cardiff to realise their sporting dreams. In 2019, GLL – the UK’s largest charitable leisure social enterprise that manages Better Cardiff Leisure Centres – is set to support local athletes through its athlete support programme, the GLL Sport Foundation. Eligible athletes can benefit from award packages that include financial grants of up to £1,250, free training memberships to use Cardiff leisure centres’ facilities and across 300 GLL and partner…

12/02/2019

Learn to Play Day – a free national event to encourage everyone in the UK to start making music – is coming to Wales this March. Supported by Jools Holland OBE, and run by charity Music for All, the 2019 Learn to Play Day will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March, and will see music shops, teachers, venues and schools throughout the country partner with leading musical instrument brands to offer thousands of FREE music lessons.  So…

12/02/2019

The Isle of Brimsker is the latest bold and exciting production devised specifically for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) from Frozen Light theatre company. Premiering in 2018, The Isle of Brimsker now embarks on a much extended tour, seeking to engage with new audiences and enable more people with PMLD the chance to experience the theatre. Exploring friendship, isolation and how we react to change, The Isle of Brimsker immerses audiences with PMLD in a multi-sensory story…