20/07/2021

As the country eases restrictions imposed during the pandemic, The National Lottery has unveiled the final six benches across the UK; working with Gethin Jones to bring to life some of the inspirational individuals behind them, including fellow Welsh national Rhian Mannings. Launched in 2020, The People’s Benches project has selected exceptional community heroes to honour from over 13,000 community projects funded by The National Lottery Community Fund since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a moving video,  Rhian…

13/03/2021

A Cardiff Great Grandmother whose charity provide vital baby items to vulnerable families has been hand-picked by The National Lottery to feature on a special Mother’s Day podcast with TV star Anna Williamson. Hilary Johnston, founder of charity Cwtch, was singled out by The National Lottery for her project’s inspirational work providing essential equipment, clothing and toiletries for babies aged up to 24 months old across South Wales. Hilary was chosen to appear on the National Lottery’s ‘It Takes A…

23/05/2019

A new campaign will launch this week to introduce people who may know little about the screen industries to the array of jobs available behind the camera – including many involving skills that can be transferred in from other sectors, such as construction. Find Your Future in Film and TV will run in cinemas, social media and online from Friday. The campaign is an initiative from ScreenSkills, the skills body for the UK’s screen industries, supported by the BFI, awarding…

14/02/2019

 Flintshire’s Welsh medium schools enjoying the Magi Ann apps (Photo credit: Iolo Penri) An award winning series of apps to help families learn Welsh is now inspiring the next generation of Cornish speakers get off to a flying start. The National Lottery funded Magi Ann Welsh Language apps were launched in 2016 with the aim of helping young children and their families learn Welsh. The apps, which are the brainchild of Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam in north east Wales,…