Parliament Tour for Carer Bethan
Year 9 learner, Bethan Owen, who started up a Rhyl karate club for fellow carers enjoyed a private tour around Parliament recently.
Bethan, who started learning karate when she was aged seven and qualified in April this year, is a carer for her mum Julie, who battles epilepsy.
Earlier this year, she decided to create her own club for children between the ages of six and nine who also support relatives. Her story touched the heart of James Davies, MP for the Vale of Clwyd, and she was invited to meet him at his London work base.
Garry Owen, Bethan's dad said, "When Bethan received the invite from Mr Davies, she couldn't believe it. She has the invitation up on her bedroom wall. She has never had a holiday in 13 years as we always have to stay close to her mam."
"I think the highlight was when she climbed the steps out of the underground at Westminster and then she saw it - it blew her away to see it in real life and not on TV."
Bethan's karate club has moved to Ysgol Llywelyn due to it's popularity.
Her dad added, "She can't believe how her club is going. She is going in for her black belt soon and her 22 students are going for grading. She has more young carers in her group which is great, but not just children, but five adults."
Bethan's club takes place on Mondays 6pm until 7pm, and Fridays 6pm until 7pm.
The Independent Martial Art Sports Association added, "Bethan is a rising star within our IMASA family."