23/03/2023

  After the success of the inaugural awards in March 2022, the Principality Building Society Child of Wales awards have returned bigger and better than before. The achievements of remarkable young people across Wales will be celebrated, whilst raising vital funds for Ty Hafan and Hope House charities in Wales. The event takes place on Friday 24th March 2023 at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff.  The evening will undoubtedly be emotional, inspirational and unforgettable for everyone involved. Once…

18/11/2021

Nathalene had a stroke while she was still in the womb and was born with cerebral palsy. This has affected her movements down the left side of her body. Her family and their supporters fundraise for regular month-long constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT), which has helped her regain the use of her left hand. Fundraising for Nathalene’s therapies as well as for accommodation and other costs around the sessions continues. Mum Katie Szekely, 31, from Pentwynmawr, said: ‘We’ve been fundraising…

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….

09/06/2021

Howardian Primary in Cardiff have been revealed as one of the funniest schools in the country. Class 5HB has been shortlisted as one of the ten finalists in Beano’s hunt for Britain’s Funniest Class 2021. Their joke ‘What did the pen say to the rock? Nothing, because pens can’t talk’ was specially chosen by Beano’s panel of expert judges and is now being put to a public vote on Beano.com to decide the ultimate winner. The nationwide initiative, in partnership with Young Minds, the children and people’s…

12/04/2021

South Wales Institute of Engineers Educational Trust (SWIEET) is offering young people in Wales the chance to deep-dive into the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and develop their skills to become future engineers, through fully funded places on a range of courses. Created by children’s STEM education charity, The Smallpeice Trust, the virtual courses are available to students from Welsh non-selective state schools and are hosted in partnership with leading universities. The courses will provide students…

12/04/2019

From Hollywood to Cardiff… 4 inspirational women from the world of Fashion and Beauty will be coming together to support a Welsh children’s charity that makes a difference to the lives of children across Wales who have cerebral palsy. These inspirational women, all from South Wales, will be joining established ladies event, ‘A Question of Women 2019’ as part of a chat show panel to share their stories, tips and humour and, most importantly, raise funds for Bobath Children’s Therapy…

25/03/2019

This Easter, the British Heart Foundation is coming to the rescue of parents nationwide, asking them to clear out all those pre-loved toys and help raise funds for vital heart research.  Simply request a free pick up and we’ll do the rest!   From cuddly toys to train sets – and everything in between – this Easter, the British Heart Foundation is appealing to parents across Britain to stop tripping over those pieces of Lego and call its dedicated team of toy collectors.   To coincide with the Easter break, from Monday 8th April until Friday 12th, the…

25/03/2019

Children from Teddy Bear Nursery at the University Hospital of Wales have been busy making flowers to welcome in spring, supporting Cardiff & Vale Health Charity’s RHS Cardiff Blossoming Beds competition entry.  The children made beautiful coloured flowers from paper and glue, inspired the Health Charity’s RHS Cardiff Blossoming Beds title “We grow better tomorrows when we plant good seeds today” which is a mini snapshot of the six acre Ein Berllan – Our Orchard site at University Hospital Llandough….

25/03/2019

The Girls, a children’s picture book written by Swansea-raised Lauren Ace and illustrated by Cardiff-based Jenny Løvlie , has been named the winner of the Illustrated Books Category at the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019. Announced last night (Thursday 21st March) at a ceremony at the bookseller’s flagship shop in London Piccadilly, Ace and Løvlie share the prize consisting of £2000 and the promise of ongoing commitment to their respective writing and illustrating careers. Inspired by the author’s own nurturing…

18/12/2018

A school girl from Cardiff has raised money for a charity that funds research into a life-limiting condition. Rowan Bailey-Lear, aged 10 from Morganstown has raised £130 for Harrison’s Fund which is based in Surrey. To raise money Rowan held a brunch at her house for her friends, selling tea, coffee, fruit juice, smoothies, and lots of food including banana bread, Mexican scrambled egg, bagels with cream cheese and salmon, apple muffins, croissants with homemade jam, strawberries, and melon and…