A NEW team of recruiters has arrived at the Army Careers office in Wrexham.
The four-strong team have made the move to North Wales to give new recruits all the help they need to join the Army.
The new team has been brought in to replace a number of recruiters who have returned to their regiment, leaving a shortage at the Wrexham office.
The new recruiters include Warrant Officer Class 2 Dickie Brace, who has come to Wrexham from the Welsh Guards and Sgt Wayne Jones, who leaves his role as a tank commander for the Queen’s Dragoon Guards in Germany. The other two new starters are Staff Sgt Dean Prior, who is a technician in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and Staff Sgt Keith Phillips, who joins the recruiting office from the Royal Artillery in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where he was a recce officer for a troop of three Multi Launch Rocket Systems.
The new additions join fellow recruiters Sgt Tony Jones from the Royal Welsh and Sgt Ian Jones from the Welsh Guards at the Armed Forces Careers Office in Rhosddu Road, in Wrexham.
For more information on a career with the Army, please visit www.armyjobs.mod.uk or phone us at the Army Careers Office on 01978 263635
THE Wrexham PDSA Fundraising Group raised £179.95 through a town centre street collection.
The funds will help Rhyd Broughton Veterinary Centre sites in Wrexham treat local sick and injured pets under the PDSA PetAid Scheme.
Forthcoming events include its Annual Fun Dog Show, at Bellevue Park, Bradley Road, on Sunday, September 7, from 11.30am, signing in at noon and dog show at 1pm.
There will be an Animal Blessing at St Giles Parish Church on Sunday, October 5, at 3pm and a Ladies Pampering Evening at the Belmont Hotel, Belmont Road, Wrexham, on Wednesday, October 22, at 7.30pm.
To learn more of PDSA’s work visit www.pdsa.org.uk or freephone 0800 917 2509.
BRAVE volunteers are needed to spend the night in a haunted house.
Plas Teg House near Mold, is opening its doors to ghost hunters on Friday, October 3, to raise money for The Anthony Nolan Trust.
From 9pm to 3am there will be a guided tour of the hall, a ghost-hunting workshop, psychic experiments and séances.
Participants are asked to raise £125.
To enter, text “FUN Teg” with your name and address to 60003, visit www.anthonynolan.org.uk or call 0151 428 3992.
That sounds grand!
THE NORTH Wales branch of the George Formby Society is holding a concert on Friday, September 5.
The concert will be held at the British Legion Club in Penyffordd at 7.40pm.
Admission is 50p and all players, learners and visitors are welcome.
Pub pipped in awards
THE Red Lion in Wrexham won second prize in the 2008 Wrexham In Bloom competition.
Licensee Brian Chamberlain, who leases the pub from Marston’s Pub Company, said: “We worked really hard to make the pub look attractive and we spent quite a bit getting the flowers to look their best.”