THE Conwy and Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy Service (CADMHAS) recently received a donation of £2500 for the work they carry out in the area.

The charity's director of services Elfed Williams welcomed Kirsty McKay from Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Limited, who are based in Wrexham, to CADMHAS new offices in Bowen Court on St. Asaph Business Park.

The generous donation she bought along with her was handed out on behalf of the St. James Place Foundation.

Mr Williams commented: "With a team of 19 we had outgrown our old offices and decided to move during the summer. As a charity we help over 1500 people throughout Conwy, Denbighshire and Powys with issues around their mental health with many of those we support based in the community or in psychiatric units such as the Ablett at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

"We also support people who lack capacity such as those suffering from dementia.

"I have a wonderful team working for me and all of them are very committed to their advocacy work in speaking up for their clients when they find it difficult to speak up for themselves. The work can be very challenging as many of the clients have very serious mental health conditions, but it can also be very rewarding when the advocates are able to secure services or treatments the clients have struggled to obtain themselves.”

Kirsty McKay added: “I have heard so much about the excellent work carried out by CADMHAS through discussions with a member of the team that I know. Hadlow Edwards Wealth Management Limited have a charitable arm St. James Place foundation and I recommended that CADMHAS applied for funding. I was glad they did and to have the opportunity to visit them today and meet the team and hear a bit more about the work they do."