BASW charity event celebrates social work in Wales

The social work profession in Wales will be celebrated at a charity dinner and disco in Wrexham tomorrow evening, co-organised by the British Association of Social Workers.

The event, which includes entertainment from X-Factor contestant Clare Kay, is co-organised by the Social Workers Award Scheme Cymru, an organisation set up to run an annual awards ceremony for social workers in the country. The first of these takes place on 12 September in Cardiff.

BASW Cymru deputy chair Keith Drury, who has set up the awards scheme, said tomorrow’s event was “a great opportunity for members of the public and social workers to come together to celebrate a profession that has come under attack in recent months through negative media headlines”.

The event’s other organisers are the local Royal Air Forces Association club and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Foundation. It will raise money for the Hope House Hospice for children and the Wrexham Care Association, which supports older people, and takes place at the Rafa Wings Theatre Hall, Ruthin Road, Wrexham.

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