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Hope House Opens New Store In Wrexham

Jobs created as Hope House Children’s Hospice opens a new store in Wrexham and another in Mold.

Two new stores in Mold and Wrexham will generate jobs and raise funds for Hope House Children’s Hospices. The charity will return to Mold while relocating its Wrexham shop from Charles Street to Island Green.

The shops will open in the autumn and recruitment has started to find managers and weekend sales assistants. 

Head of Retail Angela Whelan said: “We are excited to be opening these two shops. Wrexham and Mold are important towns in terms of the families we provide care for and the generous support we receive from the communities.

The featured image is Lorraine Whelan outside the new Hope House shop on Island Green in the centre of Wrexham. The premises are in the southwest corner of the retail park, next to Domino’s Pizza, backing onto Pentre Felin.

Head of Retail Angela Whelan outside the new Hope House shopfront in Mold

Hydro Pool Refurbishment Project

Seriously ill local children will again enjoy the therapeutic properties of aquatic therapy thanks to a massive project to refurbish the hydro pool at Hope House Children’s Hospice.

The original pool, dating back to 1995, urgently needed updating, and the plant machinery was starting to fail.

Hope House physiotherapist Esme Turner said the refurbishment ensures the children can return to enjoying their pool experience

“We offer many therapies, but aquatic therapy, which uses the natural buoyancy, heat and resistance of the water, is often the highlight of the children’s hospice stay,” explained Esme.

If you want to learn more about jobs and to volunteer at Hope House or the new Wrexham shop, please go to hopehouse.org.uk.

Hope House Hydro Pool

Nightingale Fundraisers Complete Inca Trail

Twenty Nightingale House fundraisers have completed a sponsored trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru. Raising a fantastic £100,000.

The trek of a lifetime, along the world`s most important archaeological find and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, had been planned three years ago but delayed because of the pandemic.

The trekkers left the Wrexham hospice on 1st July for Heathrow Airport and arrived in Cusco more than 30 hours later. Each of them was walking in memory of a loved one, including husbands, wives, parents and friends.

Nightingale Inca Trail

WeMindTheGap Launch Skills and Support Programme

WeMindTheGap are introducing a skills and support project for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across North Wales.

The WeDiscover programme had a positive impact on 16- to 25-year-olds in Conwy. It will now start in Wrexham and other neighbouring Welsh counties. Participants praised mentors for changing their lives and giving them the confidence to capitalise on post-pandemic opportunities.

Rachel Clacher, CBE, Chair and Founder of WeMindTheGap, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Conwy County Council again to deliver a unique digital programme for underserved young adults.

WeDiscover taster sessions will take place from 19th September, before the programme begins on 3rd October.

To sign up for the WeDiscover programme, email laura@wemindthegap.org.uk or call 0333 939 8818. Visit wemindthegap.org.uk to watch a video about WeDiscover.

WeMindTheGap Skills and Support Programme

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