The husband of a Beaumaris lady who died from cancer said the care she received at St David’s Hospice deeply moved him and his family.
Gareth Dixon’s wife Chris died in October last year, after living for three years with a terminal illness.
He is now organising a Northern Soul/Motown Charity night for the Hospice where Chris stayed briefly before she died.
Gareth also known as Bob, from Beaumaris said: “Chris and I both were stunned and amazed by the real care and warmth shown to us both, by all on Alaw Ward, Hafan Menai where she received extensive treatments and finally St David’s Hospice in Llandudno.
“We were only at St David’s for a relatively short period of time, but they were so kind to Chris, family and friends at a very difficult time in our lives.
“When you are so close to death, it makes you feel so vulnerable – but the people at St David’s really managed to relax Chris, made her feel safe, valued and took care of her right until the very last moment of her life.”
“Growing up in Bangor during the late 60’s and early 70’s – many of Chris’s friends were involved with the North Wales Soul scene. Chris loved to dance. The charity night is inspired by Chris to raise funds for our local hospice.”
St David’s Hospice is a registered charity which provides end of life care free of charge to adult patients from across Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy. It relies on the generosity of the communities it serves, with over 75% of the £1.9 million running costs being met by fundraising such as the Motown night.
The Northern Soul/Motown Charity Night is taking place at the Bulkeley Hotel, Beaumaris on Saturday, February 14,from 7.00pm to 12.30am. Tickets are £5 on the door.