Gym boss speaks of mental health battle after lifesaving cancer screening

A GYM boss who is taking part in a 3,000-mile relay to raise awareness of mental health has opened up about her own personal battle after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. Lauren Retford, who is manager of Pure Gym based at Stretford Mall, was just 29 when her world was turned upside down following a routine […]

100 musicians set to get Liverpool smiling with World Ukulele Day charity singalong, 80 years after “You Are My Sunshine’ first recorded

More than a hundred ukulele players are set to get Liverpool smiling with a mass singalong of the classic lullaby ‘You Are My Sunshine’, to celebrate World Ukulele Day. Musicians from ten Merseyside ukulele bands will join together for the biggest open air uke jam the city centre has ever seen, on Saturday February 2. […]

Steph fulfils lifelong ambition to walk Great Wall of China and raises £2,500 for hospice

A finance firm worker from Gobowen has fulfilled a lifelong ambition to walk along the Great Wall of China raising a whopping £2,500 for a Wrexham hospice. Steph Edwards, who is a paraplanner for Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Ltd, based at the former Wrexham Lager brewery building, took part in a 20-mile charity trek in […]

Veteran who has dedicated 25 years to Royal British Legion in memory of father and grandfather urges shoppers to support First World War centenary poppy appeal

A Stretford veteran who has dedicated 25 years to fundraising for the Royal British Legion in honour of his father and grandfather who served in the First and Second World Wars, has launched this year’s Poppy Appeal at Stretford Mall. Carl Horne, 71, from Stretford, is urging shoppers to dig deep to support this year’s […]

Former soldier marks a decade of volunteering with Shopmobility

A FORMER soldier whose ill health left him unable to work and battling depression has told how he turned his life around by volunteering, and is now celebrating ten years with a Shopmobility charity. Phil Simmons, who is chairman of Trafford Shopmobility and is based at Stretford Mall in Manchester, says being involved with the […]