A HOSPICE has received a £10,000 cash boost from the family of a woman who staff helped through her last days.
The money was donated in memory of Bethan Williams, a much loved mother of two, who benefited from the “wonderful care” of Nightingale House, in Wrexham.
The presentation was made by her husband, Wayne, and their two daughters, Ffion, 20, and Manon, 15.
Wayne, 41, is a Quality Control Technician at Ifor Williams Trailers.
The gift of £10,000 is one of a series of five similar charity donations being made by the company to mark the historic milestone.
Nightingale House Hospice provides specialist palliative care services, completely free of charge.
Only 18% of its income comes from Government sources – and they have to raise £2.5 million annually just to maintain the same level of service.
Bethan, described by family and friends as a “bundle of energy”, worked as a secretary at Llysfasi College and played for the Ruthin women’s rugby team.
Manon said: “She was a wonderful mum to me and Ffion, the best” and Wayne recalled: “She was full of life, always on the go and she really enjoyed playing rugby.
“She was never angry, never sad, she was always happy – and she never took no for an answer either.
“The care in Nightingale House was brilliant. They went out of their way to make things easier for me and the children. Nothing was too much trouble for them.”
John Williams, the Managing Director of Ifor Williams Trailers, added: “Bethan was a remarkable young woman and a brilliant mother who is greatly missed.”
Norman Land, Chairman of Nightingale House, said: “We want to maintain and do what we do best for the community that we serve which stretches from Barmouth in West to the Dee Estuary in the East.
For more information on how to make a donation call Nightingale House on 01978 316800 or visit their website at www.nightingalehouse.co.uk