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Over 5,000 volunteers step up!

Wales has seen 5,256 volunteers placed with a huge variety of ‘forces for good’ the latest figures from volunteering-wales.net have shown. Volunteers are the backbone of Welsh communities, many of which would not have access to the services they need without the support of volunteers. In Wales 28% of people describe themselves [… more]

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Keeping Pets Safe in the Sun

Pet owners are being urged to keep their furry friends safe in the sun this summer – RSPCA Cymru received 21 calls from across Wales during Bank Holiday Monday (7th May) expressing concern over the welfare of animals – mostly dogs (14 calls) in the heat. The other calls with [… more]

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Care Closer to Home

The Welsh Government has confirmed how a £50m a year fund that supports joined-up working between health, social care, housing and the third sector will be used to deliver care closer to people’s home over the next 12 months. The fund is being targeted at delivering effective integrated and preventative [… more]

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Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Time is running out for kids across the Valleys to enter a national competition to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) – known as the ‘silent killer’ because you can’t see it, smell it or taste it. Children from across the area are being jointly urged by CBeebies TV [… more]

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Trago Mills Opening

The first Trago Mills store in Wales opens near Merthyr this weekend (Saturday 9am). Expect extra traffic along the A470 and A465 near by. Here’s a message from Merthyr Council Leader Cllr Kevin O’Neill that was posted on social media earlier today. A message from Council Leader, Cllr Kevin O'Neill [… more]

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Are you a poet?

The International Welsh Poetry Competition, based in Pontypridd and run by Welsh writer Dave Lewis is now in its 12th year and offers £500 prize to the winning poet. There are also plenty of other prizes: cash and publication available and the judge this year is acclaimed poet and crime [… more]

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St John Cymru Needs You

St John Cymru needs your help to find 100 stories to celebrate ‘100 years of being there’ for the people of Wales. Formed on St David’s Day in 1918, the nation’s leading first aid charity was there to help wounded soldiers in World War 1. Over the decades, volunteers have [… more]

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