Penarth Mayor joins Morel Court for New Year’s Day Dip Fundraiser 

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

Penarth’s Mayor, Cllr Ian Buckley, joined MHA Morel Court on the 1st January for a chilly New Years dip- in a bid to raise funds for residents to ‘live later life well’.  The nursing home, situated on Raisdale Road in Penarth, offers 36 places for residential care. Having already reached their target of £1000, the fundraising page is still open … Read More

Ben Cook: “This is a Book About Dreams Coming True”

Pippa-Marie SheppardBusiness, Charity, Community

A self-employed author, who was inspired to publish his first children’s book after the tragic death of his daughter and the pandemic affected his mental health, has spoken about what led him to opening his own publishing label and his gratitude towards the community who made his dreams possible.  Ben Cook, who lives in Penarth, has overcome many challenges within … Read More

Paddleboarding Santas take to the water to fundraise for RNLI Penarth

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

On Saturday 4 December, dozens of paddleboarders took to the water in festive fancy dress to raise funds for the RNLI.  The ‘Santa SUP’ morning, which was hosted by Penarth Marina, was one of a series of fundraising events organised by South Wales Paddleboarding Club and local surf and paddleboard shop Puravida Boardriders. Local restaurant The Deck also supported the … Read More

Year 3 Pupils Walking Mile A Day For Barnardos

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

Year 3 pupils at Ysgol Pen Y Garth are on a mission to fundraise money for Barnardos, in a bid to support their teacher who will be leaving the school to work for the charity.  Mrs Katie Simmons, who is in her seventh year of teaching at the school,  said: “I was in need of a new challenge in my … Read More

Tabs Penarth: Where You Can Receive Help This Winter.

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

Christmas is a magical time for most, but for some who are already struggling it can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Since the pandemic began, many more families are in need of help, with most not realising there is help right on their doorstep.  Tabernacle Baptist Church, situated on Plassey Street in Penarth, have been … Read More

Join RNLI Penarth’s coffee morning and help save lives at sea

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

RNLI Penarth is holding a fundraising coffee morning in Penarth Yacht Club on Friday 29 October from 10:30 to 12:00.  Tickets to the event will cost £1, with all funds raised going to help the lifesaving work of RNLI Penarth. As well as a selection of cakes available to buy, there will be a fundraising book sale on the morning.  … Read More

RNLI Penarth congratulates newly qualified tractor drivers

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

A recent assessment day saw volunteers successfully complete their training to operate the vehicles that launch Penarth’s lifeboats.    RNLI volunteer Simon Shirley passed out on both the station’s Talus MB-4H amphibious tractor as well as the New Holland tractor, while Cliff Taylor passed out on the New Holland tractor.   Tractor drivers play a vital role at the station: RNLI Penarth’s lifesaving service cannot … Read More

Prostate Cymru: Awareness Surrounding The Leading Cancer In Welsh Men.

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

A charity has reached out in a bid to raise awareness surrounding Prostate cancer, a disease that affects 1 in 8 men in Wales.  Prostate Cymru is the leading prostate health charity in Wales, supporting men who are fighting the debilitating illness.  Owen Pugsley, the Corporate Events and Marketing Manager, said: “Prostate Cymru is the leading prostate health charity in … Read More

RNLI Penarth crew member Heather Rowan-Robinson saw her portrait featured in the latest exhibition by fine artist Harry Holland celebrating ‘essential workers’.

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

Heather, who has been a member of RNLI Penarth’s crew for 3 years, was invited to pose in her RNLI kit for the painting. She attended the opening of the exhibition to stand beside her 1.2m-tall portrait along with fellow portrait subjects who posed in their professional uniforms – including a firefighter, a chef, a cleaner and a police officer. … Read More

Presentation marks RNLI Penarth volunteer’s successful pass out

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

RNLI Penarth volunteer Cliff Taylor was presented with the RNLI tie and Guernsey jumper to mark his successful pass out as shore crew at the station.   Cliff, who carried out much of his training during successive lockdowns after joining the crew in March 2020, is also training as a tractor driver to operate the two vehicles that launch Penarth’s D-class … Read More