A group of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Cwmbran swung into action when they heard about girls in the area being affected by period poverty. The BBC recently reported that one in ten girls has been unable to afford sanitary wear, according to new research from global girls rights charity Plan International UK.
A Cwmbran woman who has dedicated over 20 years to helping people with learning difficulties has been hailed as role model by her colleagues.
Now Leigh Miller, who delights in making a difference to the lives of those she supports, is in line for a prestigious award at the social care Oscars.
Music teacher Wayne Beecham knew there was only one way to give a speech when he was asked to be best man at his friends’, Lewis Evans and Lauren Tee, wedding.
The talented pianist took the guests at Peterstone Court in Brecon through a laughter-filled 9min 30sec song with several big CHEERS for the happy couple 🙂
Wayne is well-known for his involvement with the Congress Youth Theatre where he is the musical director.
He has been running Cwmbran’s Congress Youth Theatre with his friend Rachel Hamilton for 24 years.
In January the pair will be celebrating 25 years of supporting young people onto the stage.
Wayne met the groom Lewis 17 years ago through Congress Youth Theatre.
He told Cwmbran Life: “I didn’t really know I was going to do this until about three weeks ago when I still didn’t have a speech. I didn’t finish it until last Tuesday.”
Welsh writer Jack Strange has released his second zombie apocalypse novel. Every Monday from 7pm to 9pm he presents a show on Vitalize Radio- broadcast in Cwmbran. I went along for a chat.