A MEETING will be held next week for Chirk residents to find out how they can get involved in helping a Wrexham-based charity in the coming year.

Nightingale House Hospice, based in Chester Road, is holding an event at Caffi Wylfa to encourage community engagement in the town.

Representatives will be at the café to offer advice and support to anyone in attendance, with all welcome to enjoy mince pies and mulled wine at the event.

It will take place on Thursday, November 28 between 6.30pm and 8pm.

Community Engagement Officer Susan Williams said the charity hopes it can welcome some of Chirk’s residents to help them with the community work they do.

She said: “Our community support groups have a real passion and commitment towards the hospice by coming up with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year from afternoon teas to fashion shows.

“Chirk is a vibrant community with a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the hospice and we hope that we can welcome residents to come and find out more about the new community group at this festive open evening.”

The hospice started out as a provision for general palliative care and is now delivering unique outpatient services for specialist palliative care, and in-patient services for people with life-threatening illnesses, covering a population of 391,000 people.

Chirk has recently had some involvement in helping the charity, with the Dark Run event at Chirk Castle and the Donate Don’t Dump day at Caffi Wylfa.

Susan added: “We are grateful to the team at Caffi Wylfa and their manager Chris Davies for supporting us with a number of initiatives recently, including their signature Amaretto and Cherry Scone, with 10 per cent of the proceeds going to the hospice and a very successful Donate Don’t Dump day.”

To find out more about setting up a Community Support Group in your area contact Susan or Claire Quant, the community engagement officers on 01978 314292 or email susan.williams@nightingalehouse.co.uk or Claire.quant@nightingalehouse.co.uk