Archive for September, 2010

Generous donation from local running club helps carers

Clem presents Jo with the cheque

Members of a local running club, Penarth and Dinas Runners, have recently shown their support to Crossroads Care in the Vale by making a generous donation of £250 to the charity.

The club, whose members run regularly from Penarth Leisure Centre and Cosmeston Country Park, organise two races each year – the Porthkerry Plod in Barry and the Cosmeston Relays. These popular events have raised considerable funds over the years, and the committee of Penarth and Dinas Runners recently asked club members to nominate the charities they felt should receive a donation.

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Awareness of dementia to be raised by Dinas Powys event

Dinas Powys Methodist Church

Dinas Powys Methodist Church will be the venue for a special event on Thursday 21st October 2010, 6.30pm until 8.30pm, to raise awareness of dementia, and also to raise funds for  Crossroads Care in the Vale’s carers and their dependent relatives.

The idea of holding this dementia awareness and fundraising event was conceived by a Dinas Powys resident who received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease last year. Although very independent, the gentleman receives some support from Crossroads Care, and wants to raise awareness of the impact of the disease.

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Carers and their relatives enjoy history and gardens of Tredegar House

A group of carers and their dependent relatives recently enjoyed an outing to Tredegar House in Newport.

Tredegar House is cited as being one of the most magnificent 17th century country houses in Britain, and one of the architectural wonders of Wales. Parts of the house date back to medieval times, and it is situated within 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland. 

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Jo enjoys the fun of a big race at Glasgow’s Great Scottish Run

Runners at the start of the Glasgow Half Marathon

You may have heard the expression ‘the loneliness of the long distance runner’. I can certainly relate to that, having done the majority of my training for the Snowdonia Marathon on my own. It was therefore a very different running experience when I found myself at the start line of the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday morning.

22,000 runners took part in the race, a 13.1 mile course through the city’s streets and parkland. There was fantastic support, and ‘Flower of Scotland’ could be heard from many bagpipes along the route!

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