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’.

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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

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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

Local Business Raises £520 For Macmillan Cancer Support

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A local business has raised £520 for Macmillan Cancer Support with a Barry Bake Off, which saw talented bakers coming together to help make the impressive achievement.  The Business Centre, situated on Cardiff Road, held the bake off last Friday with the help of Mel’s Cafe. 17 cakes were assessed by a panel of judges who had a difficult time … Read More

Local Charity Finds Unique Way Of Helping Disadvantaged Young People.

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A local charity has found a unique way of assisting disadvantaged young people, helping them broaden their horizons and develop life skills.  Challenge Wales, situated at Penarth Marina, is on a mission to ‘provide life development opportunities for young people to enable them to participate positively in society’ by getting them involved in voyages.  The project enables young people to … Read More

Hearing From The Heroes: RNLI Penarth

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Saving lives and advising people on the dangers of open water is something that RNLI Penarth experience on a daily basis. It’s safe to say that the RNLI’s expertise and quick thinking has impacted many people, with the latest annual statistics that are available for 2020 showing RNLI Penarth’s lifeboats were launched 42 times last year. Here, we speak to … Read More

Local Man Raises Money In Honour Of Late Father With 26-Mile Walk.

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A local Penarth business owner has raised money for charity in honour of his late father, by completing a 26-mile walk with his family.  Matt Holland, who co-owns Willmore’s 1938 with his fiancé Charlotte, stepped up to the challenge and completed the vast walk in a bid to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society, a charity dedicated to facing dementia head … Read More

Amelia Trust Farm Celebrates 30th Birthday

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Amelia Trust Farm celebrated their 30th birthday this week, marking an extraordinary milestone for the much loved farm.  Dating all the way back to 20th September 1990, Amelia Methodist Trust Company Limited was incorporated to receive a farm spanning over 160 acres, with derelict buildings and barns.  After the death of his Mother, benefactors Bob and Ethel Huggard worked alongside … Read More

Kelly-Ann: A Mother’s Inspirational Fight

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A mother-of-one who sadly passed away after a truly inspirational fight with cancer last December is being honoured and remembered by her family and friends, with her best friend going the extra-mile in ensuring her memory is forever kept alive. Here, we tell the story of the brave Kelli-Ann, who put up a tremendous fight for her life, and left such a positive impact on those who knew her.