Dorothy ‘Dolly’ Tomlinson

“These fundraisers have been so important to us throughout the pandemic”

(Image: Dorothy ‘Dolly’ Tomlinson. A fundraider was set up in memory of Dolly, which raised over £1,000 for ABF) Local mental health and wellbeing charity Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) wants to offer its thanks to all the people who have created fundraisers to support the charity recently, as these funds are needed now, more than …

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Hannah Wilcock with ABF's current shed

Local charity needs help finding new shed for much-loved allotment group

(Image – Hannah Wilcock with ABF’s current shed) Local mental health and well-being charity Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) is issuing a plea to local businesses to help supply a new shed for its popular allotment group. ABF has been supporting people in the Wrexham area for many years and restarted its much-loved allotment group called …

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Rick Bedson on fundraising walk

“For something new and rewarding, becoming a Trustee of a charity could be an ideal choice”

(Image – Rick Bedson, third from right, on a fundraising walk in memory of his friend and colleague Tony) As we’re currently in Trustee Week (2nd-6th November), mental health and wellbeing charity Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) caught up with its newest trustee, Rick Bedson, to see how he was settling into the role. Rick works …

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Gareth Bilton delivering a HALO session on Zoom

HALO is here to help…well-being project is increasing its support services in Wrexham

(Image – Gareth Bilton delivering a HALO session on Zoom) Local mental health and well-being charity Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) has added new sessions to its HALO (Help And Listening Online) project to offer more valuable support in the Wrexham area. ABF has been working with people in the local community for over 25 years …

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Lorrisa Roberts, ABF Chief Officer, with the new ramp

New ramp provides better access to local mental health charity

(Image: Lorrisa Roberts, ABF Chief Officer, with the new ramp) Work has been completed on a new ramp to give better access to a building which is used for a wide range of community activities and services. The building, on Belmont Road, is owned by local mental health and wellbeing charity Advance Brighter Futures (ABF), …

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Libby Gaskell

The Steve Morgan Foundation backed us throughout the Covid-19 emergency…thanks

(Image: Libby Gaskell, a newly recruited Counsellor at ABF) A Wrexham-based mental health and wellbeing charity has been able to offer valuable support to the wellbeing of parents throughout the Covid-19 emergency thanks to funding from The Steve Morgan Foundation. Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) has supported people in the Wrexham area for over 25 years …

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PRAMS service comes to Flintshire to support the wellbeing of parents

(Image: Vicky Holberry, who works on PRAMS, by Flintshire sign) Mental health and wellbeing charity Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) is pleased to take its popular PRAMS (Parental Resilience And Mutual Support) service into the Flintshire area, as it looks to offer a helping hand to even more parents. PRAMS is available to mothers and fathers …

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The Advance Brighter Futures building with an open door

On World Mental Health Day Local Charity Urges People To Use Special Lockdown Support Services

Advance Brighter Futures (ABF), the local mental health charity that has worked in and around Wrexham for the past 25 years, is urging local people on World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10 October) not to suffer in silence during the latest lockdown. The charity has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by adapting the way it delivers its services to combat …

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Lorrisa Roberts, ABF's Chief Officer mowing the allotment plot at Erddig Road.

Local mental health charity mow-tivated to help people back into the community

Image – Lorrisa Roberts, ABF Chief Officer, mowing the grass at the allotment plot Local mental health and wellbeing charity Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) is delighted to be reopening some of its face-to-face services as this will play an important part in helping people find their way back into the community. ABF has been supporting …

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Lottery funding will help mental health charity support even more people online

Picture – Phil Jones (ABF Trustee) and Gareth Bilton receiving the cheque from the National Lottery Community Fund Wales A local mental health charity is developing a new online service to give people opportunities to connect with others and boost their wellbeing, thanks to funding from National Lottery Community Fund Wales. Wrexham-based mental health and …

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