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26/09/2019

Letters and Post-it notes will be replaced by body implants and hologram technology as ways people communicate in the future, a new online survey for Barnardo’s reveals.   Polling firm YouGov asked 3,262 children and adults across Britain how they used to communicate, how they do now and how they think young people will talk to each other in 30 years’ time.   The survey coincides with 30 years since the launch of the world wide web and a new…

26/09/2019

Bioflow, the leading manufacturer of magnetic therapy products worldwide has signed a two year fundraising partnership with the Pink Ribbon Foundation, ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Part of the partnership sees Bioflow launch a dedicated pink Sport Flex Magnetic Therapy wristband, sales of which will raise money for the Pink Ribbon Foundation. The Pink Ribbon wristband will retail at £30 with Bioflow committing 10% of sales of all Bioflow Pink Ribbon bands to the Pink Ribbon Foundation….

26/09/2019

@MyPossibleSelf | www.mypossibleself.com Emotional health and wellbeing service provider My Possible Self last year launched the UK’s first mobile self-help appwhich uses content that is clinically proven to reduce stress, feelings of anxiety and low mood. The My Possible Self app is a personalised self-help tool that helps you meet the stresses and strains in your life head on. The app empowers you to take charge of your thoughts and feelings to create a healthy, happy you. It is the…

26/09/2019

Volunteers from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have been shortlisted in two categories in the Helpforce Champions Awards 2019, providing national recognition of their fantastic contribution to volunteering in the NHS. The awards, which take place in central London on Friday 25 October, will celebrate the exciting ways in which volunteers across the country are giving their time to benefit patients, staff, and communities. Health Board volunteers have been shortlisted in two categories: Young Volunteer of the Year –…

26/09/2019

Do you remember this sculpture? Are you in these photos? In 1972 Garth Evans created a large-scale sculpture that was placed in The Hayes, Cardiff city centre, for six months as part of an important, nationwide sculpture project. Following a successful crowd funding campaign supported by Art Happens with Art Fund, the sculpture has been restored and is coming home to its original location.   In collaboration with Chapter Arts Centre a short documentary film is being made about the…

26/09/2019

In a new four part series, naturalist Iolo Williams looks at the wild side of town as he travels around Wales to understand why we’re seeing more wildlife moving in to our towns today and how they’ve successfully adapted to an urban environment. For birds and animals, towns are full of opportunities – great places to feed, find a mate, raise their young and keep safe and warm. From Cardiff to Conwy, Iolo sets out to meet those who have…

26/09/2019

  Congratulations to Macmillan’s Sarah Davies, based at the University Hospital of Wales who is the very first Macmillan professional in Wales to be presented with the Macmillan Volunteering Quality Standard (MVQS).   Sarah, who is an Information and Support Facilitator, received her award at a presentation attended by staff and volunteers at the Macmillan Information Support Service in the University Hospital of Wales.   The MVQS recognises the development and improvement that Sarah has made to the volunteer experience…

26/09/2019

Alzheimer’s Research UK is looking for people living across Cardiff to help increase the number of orange collection tins placed throughout the area. They need passionate volunteers to help turn Cardiff orange by placing and maintaining collection tins in local shops and businesses such as newsagents, pubs, butchers, post offices, farm shops, chemists. And the more collection tins, the more money raised for vital dementia research.   This is a flexible and simple volunteering opportunity that can work around the…

26/09/2019

   The legendary George Benson  proudly announces eight UK shows in June/July 2020. This includes one night at London’s most iconic venue, the Royal Albert Hall on July 2nd , 2020.   Tickets go on sale:  9.00am Friday September 27th.   The live shows will feature George Benson’s masterful guitar playing, and Benson and his band will perform his Greatest Hits from his impressive back catalogue – which includes such classics as Give Me The Night, Lady Love Me (One More…

26/09/2019

  One in five (19%) people caring for stroke survivors have not accessed any form of help after their lives were turned upside down overnight, according to new figures published today by the Stroke Association.    The charity has also found that 40% of stroke carers who had been caring for more than three years report feeling exhausted and around 1 in 3 stressed or anxious .  Despite this, more than a third of people caring for stroke survivors (35%)…