From helping hatch something brand new to capturing the last leg of a 750km charity walk… here’s five peeks behind our week.
1. Welsh Dinofather honoured with Queen Street statue
If you’ve never heard of Thomas H Thomas we’ll forgive you. But the polymath from Pontypool, not only co-founded the National Museum of Wales, but pioneered the use of the red dragon to represent Wales AND was the first person to find traces of dinosaurs in Wales. Feeling inadequate, much? We’re working with National Museum of Wales on a digital communications campaign, releasing the first edition of the Daily Draco* reporting on an unexpected new statue of Thomas which appeared overnight in the centre of Cardiff. What will happen next? Follow #dinoontheloose #deinoyndianc from @Museum_Cardiff to be the first to know.
*dracoraptor was the Welsh Dino discovered last year.
2. Victory for the Kidney Wales Walkers
Did you catch the Kidney Wales team on BBC Wales Today this week? The charity’s walkers have completed their mammoth 750km trek around Wales. The Walk Around Wales took the team 28 days to complete and saw the walkers travel across 25 towns and visit 15 dialysis centres along the way.
The campaign came to its conclusion yesterday with celebrations at The University Hospital of Wales. Not even the pouring rain could put broadcasters off, and S4C’s crew were there to greet them at the finish line. After the team crossed the finish line, we whisked Kidney Wales CEO Roy Thomas away for an interview with Heno, which aired last night.
3. Dreaming of sunnier days with Visit Swansea Bay
So we’ve already admitted the weather this week has been rubbish. But have faith, summer really is on its way. (We hope!) We’ve been daydreaming of sunnier days while reading family travel blogger Mini Traveller’s blog post from her stay in Swansea Bay last month.
Alongside our client Visit Swansea Bay, we arranged for Karen and her children to visit gorgeous Gower for a few days of jam-packed activities. Safe to say, it’s clear they had a brilliant time judging by the looks of the social posts and blog entries which have followed since. Read about Mini Traveller’s experiences of Swansea Bay here.
4. Capital Law gives the low-down on zero hours contracts to The Telegraph
We’ve all heard of the controversial ‘zero hours’ contracts’ that offer pros and cons for workers and small company owners alike. However, due to the nature of the contracts there are responsibilities and legal issues to consider.
This week The Daily Telegraph covered the issue in detail and spoke to legal experts across the country on the matter. And we made sure our client, legal pros Capital Law, were included in the debate, with employment lawyer Esyllt Green contributing with her thoughts.
The feature appeared in Tuesday’s Telegraph, as well as Telegraph Online.
5. Autism provisions get a thumbs up from AM
Children and families in Powys and the border counties affected by autism now have the opportunity to access much-needed facilities, support, and expertise thanks to the completion of a new facility from Orbis Education and Care. The first residents have officially moved into Summergil House, a brand-new and state-of-the-art site in the heart of 18 acres of woodland in Preteigne.
Kirsty Williams AM visited the site and was given a guided tour of the state-of-the-art building from Mike Currier, Chief Executive of Orbis Group and met with the new staff team. We let local families know help was on hand for those struggling with the story of Kirsty’s visit placed in the local titles.
In other news…
Regular readers will remember the stories of UWC Atlantic College students Shazia and Kainat, the wonderful young women from Pakistan who were shot by the Taliban on that fateful day alongside their friend Malala. The pair were interviewed today by Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, one of the most popular programmes in the broadcasting history. Watch this space for details of the transmission date.
In two weeks’ time, Cardiff will welcome footballing giants Real Madrid, Juventus, Lyon and Paris Saint-German as they battle it out in the UEFA Men’s and Women’s Champions League Finals. Visit Cardiff has teamed up with some of the most prominent landmarks in Wales’ capital to countdown the days to Thursday 1st and Saturday 3rd June. Every day Visit Cardiff will post a teasing tweet from a top secret location, with followers able to guess which location they are tweeting from to be in with a chance of winning UEFA Women’s Champions League Final tickets. Make sure you’re following @VisitCardiff for your chance to be at the game.