By Lesley Griffiths

MS for Wrexham

Huge congratulations to everyone at Wrexham AFC. It was incredible to be at The Racecourse to witness Phil Parkinson’s men comfortably beat Forest Green Rovers and seal back-to-back promotions in style.

Expectations were high after the record breaking 2022-23 season, but the players and staff have delivered once again and deserve enormous credit for everything they have achieved.

Wrexham’s wonderful journey will continue in League One and I, like all supporters, am so grateful for everything that is happening at our club. The impact Rob and Ryan’s takeover has had on our city cannot be overstated. It has been amazing to see the community come together and these truly are special times for all those associated with Wrexham AFC.

Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham has been granted over £363,000 from the Welsh Government to enable it to continue its vital work.

Located on Chester Road, Nightingale House is one of 12 commissioned hospices around Wales that will receive a share of £4m.

The funding boost will ensure people in Wrexham and throughout Wales continue to receive palliative and end-of-life care.

Traditionally, the sector relies on fundraising and charitable donations to function. However, the cost-of-living crisis has created significant challenges, making fundraising increasingly difficult. As a result, hospices have struggled to retain and recruit staff and maintain services.

This additional funding will help address these concerns and improve the quality of end-of-life care provided to individuals and families. More than £770,000 will go to the two children’s hospices – Ty Gobaith and Ty Hafan – which support children and young people living with a life-limiting condition.

Hospices play such a crucial role in society. Not only do they support the NHS, they look after the most vulnerable people and support families through some the most difficult times in their lives.

Finally, it was good to catch up with old friends at the Wrexham Islamic Cultural Centre and join in with the Eid ul Fitr celebrations.

Eid is a special occasion for Muslims, marking the end of Ramadan and a month of fasting from sunrise to sunset.

There was a lovely atmosphere at the Centre and it was a pleasure to be invited along with Wrexham’s Welsh Labour Parliamentary candidate, Andrew Ranger.

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