north wales

Young carer inspired by brother’s chemo recovery shines bright with studio support

AN ACCLAIMED music studio is providing young carers and disadvantaged children with free lessons to provide inspiration and an escape from the challenges of everyday life. Wrexham Sounds has received positive feedback from schools, community groups and health and wellbeing organisations in response to its singing and instrumental workshops. Among those to benefit was 12 […]

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Vulnerable teens learn value of personal skills and communication at new music studio

YOUNG people learnt the value of communication and personal skills on a social enterprise pilot programme. Newly launched Wrexham Sounds hosted a group of learners from Bryn Tirion Hall School, which supports vulnerable teenagers with special needs at its site in Bersham. Led by Dave Roberts, the group focused on empathetic listening and understanding strengths […]

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Cyclists complete gruelling 250-mile journey and raise more than £15k for music studio

SPIRITED cyclists completed a gruelling 250-mile journey through the mountains of North Wales to raise money for Wrexham Sounds. Participants in the epic VELO 21 challenge have already surpassed their £15,000 target for the social enterprise, a music studio for disadvantaged youngsters. Beginning at the revamped Rhosrobin site, chairman Chris Lloyd and the group were […]

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Cyclists on track to complete 250-mile mountain ride and raise £15k for music studio

CYCLISTS are on track to raise £15,000 for a music studio for disadvantaged children. Wrexham Sounds chairman Chris Lloyd and a group of friends and supporters will journey more than 250 miles around the mountains of North Wales from October 7-10 to garner funds for the revamped social enterprise. Chris hopes people will get behind […]

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New Wrexham music studio for disadvantaged children just weeks away from opening

SWIFT progress on development of revamped studios is music to the ears of a social enterprise team. Wrexham Sounds will open the doors to its new building in the coming weeks, with a focus on transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people in the region. Formerly Vic Studios, the not-for-profit organisation has moved from the […]

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14,000 video consultations between North Wales patients and NHS staff as more services move online

MORE than 14,000 video consultations have taken place between patients and medical staff in North Wales over the last 12 months. As part of the Welsh Government’s response to COVID-19, TEC Cymru and partners established the NHS Wales Video Consulting Service that provides safe access to healthcare online. The service is utilised across all health […]

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Super-fit headteacher joins cardiac vehicle campaign after surviving horror heart attack

ONE day Llyr Rees was running 10 miles and preparing to enter triathlon competitions. The next he was fighting for his life. Headteacher at Ysgol Gynradd Bontnewydd, near Caernarfon, Llyr was a fit and healthy 50 year-old when struck down by a ruptured aorta just nine months ago. The aneurysm and resulting aortic dissection left […]

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£66k cardiac vehicle appeal boosted by heart attack survivor support

CHRIS ROBERTS had flu symptoms and was poorly for days before suffering a heart attack six years ago. Had he sought assistance immediately, the dad-of-two may have avoided the scarring and blocked artery still with him to this day. In the end his life was saved by the incredible doctors at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in […]

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NHS charity drives campaign to build £66k mobile scanner van for heart patients in North Wales

AWYR LAS (Blue Sky) is driving a campaign to build a revolutionary mobile scanning vehicle for cardiac patients in rural communities. The North Wales NHS charity is calling on the public to help raise £66,000 towards the appeal as part of this year’s popular NHS Big Tea event. The Cardiac Diagnostic Vehicle will be fitted […]

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Pandemic fears will change the way most people in North Wales access NHS in future

MORE than half of people in North Wales will access NHS services differently in future because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A study by YouGov has revealed 40% of people in the region will carry on in the same way they did before Coronavirus, while the majority of those questioned plan to support new NHS systems […]

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