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Coleg Cambrias Welsh Three Peaks Challenge team.

Coleg Cambria's Welsh Three Peaks Challenge team.


• AN intrepid crew of college staff will literally be stepping up for charity next month.

Sixteen members of staff from the Coleg Cambria Bersham Road site in Wrexham will soon be taking on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge for Stepping Stones North Wales, a charity founded to support victims of historic child abuse.

The group has agreed to undertake the challenge, on May 26, trekking to the summits of Snowdon in the North, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales and Pen Y Fan in the South. It's a muscle-straining total of 17 miles (27.4 km) with an ascent of 2,334 metres (7657ft) and all within 24 hours.

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The challenge team is not only reaching for the heights, they are aiming to beat all their previous fundraising totals.

Stepping Stones, based in Wrexham, has forged a strong partnership with Coleg Cambria, particularly the Bersham Road site, which over several years has been fundraising in support of this their chosen charity.

Thousands of pounds has already been raised at staff barbecues, vintage car events, Christmas stalls and walking challenges.

If you would like to support the team in their gruelling feat, visit


A charity fishing match is being held in memory of Jamie Lloyd-Hughes.

A charity fishing match is being held in memory of Jamie Lloyd-Hughes.


• ORGANISERS are hoping a few more anglers will get hooked for a charity fishing event.

The Jamie Lloyd-Hughes Memorial Fishing Match is taking place again this summer, with funds to be raised for the Flint RNLI and Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham.

Jamie, from Flint, lost a battle with metastatic malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer which had spread to his lungs, liver, spine and his brain, on March 6, 2021, aged 44. He spent his last 12 days at Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham.

Affectionately known as the J-L-H Charity Danglers, organisers would love more people to take part, especially some juniors.

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Friend of Jamie, and an organiser, Peter Rowley said: "He was a good mate, and he originally started the charity fishing match. I asked his wife if I could take over in his memory.

"There's always room for a few more competitors, and the day will include a raffle draw, as well as prizes."

The charity match takes place at Yew Tree Fisheries, Neston, on Saturday, May 20, and entry is £15. Those interested in taking part can find details on Facebook - jamie-lloyd-hughes memorial fishing match.

The annual event is being supported by sponsors Coals 4 You, Stove Wizard, Deeside Tackle and Holywell Print.

Jamie's wife Sarah, also has a JustGiving page in support of Nightingale House Hospice:


Join the Cinnamon Trust for The Big Walk.

Join the Cinnamon Trust for The Big Walk.


• A CHARITY providing support for elderly and terminally ill people with pets, is taking part in the King's campaign to have a national day of volunteering.

The Cinnamon Trust would like to spread the word about volunteering and invite people from the region who want to know more about their work, to join volunteers and celebrate the Coronation by participating in The Big Walk.

The Trust is taking part in King Charles' campaign to have a national day of volunteering on Monday, May 8, and its volunteers have organised walks across the country, including Wrexham.

The Wrexham walk will take place at Alyn Waters Country Park, on May 8, between 11am-3pm.

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The Cinnamon Trust is the only national charity for older people, the terminally ill and their pets. A network of 18,000 volunteers "hold hands" with owners to provide vital loving care for their pets. The Trust helps keep them together - for example, by walking a dog for a housebound owner, fostering pets when owners need hospital care, fetching the cat food, or even cleaning out a bird cage.

They aim to have a friendly gathering of volunteers and furry friends at each Big Walk location and spread the word about their work. Those unable to manage a walk are more than welcome to gather to chat or simply get their daily doggy fix at the chosen location.

For more details about the walk or The Cinnamon Trust, visit or get in touch with The Big Walk team on 01736 758 701 or email


Frindiau Ffantastig Challenge pin badge.

Frindiau Ffantastig Challenge pin badge.


• TO MARK the approaching Coronation, thousands of organisations across the country are getting together to give everyone the chance to help out in their communities.

Girlguiding is an official partner of the Big Help Out, starting on May 8, and Girlguiding Clwyd are looking for people who have considered volunteering for them but haven't been sure if it's for them.

Their Ffrindiau Ffantastig Challenge encourages new volunteers and those interested to get involved and see if volunteering is for them.

This challenge has been designed for the public as part of the Big Help Out, to encourage people to volunteer within Girlguiding, whilst showcasing what Guiding is all about.

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This challenge is open to any adult who is not currently a member of Girlguiding. It is an opportunity for them to find out more about the organisation, discover the fun they have in Girlguiding and see how they can support them in a variety of different ways.

To complete the challenge they would need to:

- Help promote their local Girlguiding group. This could be some social media coverage, displaying some posters or distributing flyers.

- Take part in an event or activity with a local Girlguiding group. This could be anything from helping to set up for a meeting, helping with fundraising activities, or baking a cake for an activity.

- Try out a meeting. Join a meeting for the night, bring a hobby or skill to share with a unit or help out on a trip.

Once a challenge from each of the three sections is complete they will receive a Frindiau Ffantastig pin badge to proudly show their support for local Girlguiding. To find out more visit