Epilepsy Wales would like to say thank you for donations given to the organisation in memory of two people who died recently.
Sarah Bonner Sewell
Sarah worked at the Bethesda Spar and this tribute by her partner Mike Young shows how much she was loved.
“£1,220 was raised by her friends and colleagues at the Bethesda Spar where Sarah worked and was well loved by the community. Sarah had epilepsy from birth, but it never stopped her working and enjoying life to the full”.
Meilyr from Criccieth, who died at the age of just 23, was the son of Awen and Malcolm Hamilton and there have been a couple of very successful fundraising activities in memory of him. Esyllt Haf Roberts from Caernarfon was sponsored to take part in the Felinheli 10K Race, resulting in £650 being raised on behalf of Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsi Cymru. Bleddyn G. Humphreys from Pwllheli ran the Chester Half Marathon earlier this summer in memory of two friends he had lost to epilepsy – Meilyr and Dylan Morus Roberts. This raised a total of £350 for Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsy Cymru.
The fundraising efforts of these two young people are a wonderful testimony to how well loved Meilyr was and Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsi Cymru are very grateful to receive these donations, which will enable the organisation to carry on their work in Wales in both raising awareness of epilepsy as well as supporting people with epilepsy, together with their carers. Many thanks; your efforts are really appreciated!
Meilyr’s grandmother also died recently and Awen and Malcolm have decided that donations taken at her funeral will be split between Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsi Cymru and the newly set up cancer research centre at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.
As a very positive postscript Fiona Kettell from Epilepsy Wales/Epilepsi Cymru will be attending the Fresher’s Information Fair at Aberystwyth University on Saturday 20th September as part of the raising awareness activities of the organisation. Meilyr himself was a former student of the university.