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

Meet The Cast Behind This Years Cinderella Pantomime

Pippa-Marie SheppardCommunity, Creative

As the community looks forward to 5 nights of laughter, love and magic, we meet the cast behind the Cinderella pantomime that’s expected to take the town by storm after 2 years of no productions.  Taking on the role of Cinderella herself, Ruby Atlanta Boland will be participating in her fourth show with PODS. Previously playing Belle in Beauty and … Read More

Siblings Turn Former Brothel Into Coffee And Wine Bar

Pippa-Marie SheppardBusiness, Community

A brother and sister duo have turned a former brothel into a stylish coffee and wine bar, with months of renovations and dedication paying off. 29-year-old Georgie Thomas and her brother, Will, were handed the keys to the building, situated at 39 Lochaber Street, just two days after the former brothel closed it’s doors.  Speaking about what led them to … 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

Penarth Town Mayor Thanks Attendees Of Civic Service.

Pippa-Marie SheppardCommunity

(Pictured: Cllr Buckley with wife Samantha, children, and in-laws.) Penarth’s Town Mayor, Councillor Ian Buckley held his Civic Service at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Penarth on Sunday the 3rd of October 2021. The Civic Service is a traditional fixture of the civic calendar and is a chance to formally recognise the incoming Town Mayor. Cllr Buckley was accompanied by … 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

Betty Campbell Makes History Again After Achievements Honoured With Statue

Pippa-Marie SheppardCommunity, History

Even after her death, Betty Campbell is still making history years later after a statue in her honour was unveiled on Wednesday. With her daughter and granddaughter in attendance, the statue is believed to be the first statue of a named, non-fictional woman in an outdoor public space in Wales.  Mrs Campbell, who passed away in 2017, faced many challenges … Read More

Local Business Raises £520 For Macmillan Cancer Support

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

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.

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community, Uncategorized

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

Town Mayor presents Outstanding Citizen Award to Mrs Carole Dacey

Pippa-Marie SheppardCommunity

The Town Mayor Cllr Ian Buckley presented Penarth Town Council’s Outstanding Citizens Award to Mrs Carole Dacey, who was nominated by Ms Faith Perry. The outstanding citizen award is reserved for members of the community that go above and beyond to improve the lives of others. Cllr Buckley said: “Mrs Dacey is a good ‘Samaritan’ I the best sense of … Read More