A FAMILY have donated more than £1500 to a facility who helped care for their beloved son.

Sgt Richard Alan Williams, 31, died on October 22 after being involved in a road traffic accident.

Following the incident, Sgt Williams, of Rhuddlan, received treatment at Fisher House, based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham - described as a 'home away from home' for military patients and their families.

Sgt Williams, a father to three sons - Thomas, aged nine, Dafydd, aged eight, and Osian, aged three - was a member of Delta Company and served with the 1st Battalion of The Royal Welsh.

The "true Welsh warrior" grew up in Trelawnyd with his parents Anne and Royston Williams and brother, David. He later moved to Rhuddlan when he married his wife Rhian.

Mrs Williams said: "We would like to thank all of the staff at Fisher House and the fantastic team in the hospital's Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) who looked after our beloved son.

"To demonstrate our gratitude to Fisher House, we asked for donations to be made to the Fisher House Charity at our son's funeral.

"Thanks to our generous family, friends and friends to the Military we were able to raise £1,514 for this wonderful charity.

"During the worst event of our lives, my family and I were able to stay at Fisher House which helped make an unbearable situation that more bearable," Mrs Williams added.

"Fisher House is not only a beautiful building but everything is provided and support and advice was always available, whatever time of the day or night. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at Fisher House. We are so proud and grateful."

The funeral of Sgt Williams was held with full military honours at St Margaret's Church, Bodelwyddan, on November 9. A guard of honour was held and a flag was draped over Sgt Williams's coffin. A bike escort, of about 70 bikes, was also performed.

A spokesperson from the Royal Welsh said: "He was a true Welsh Warrior, he was a veteran of one operational deployment to Iraq, three to Afghanistan and one to Estonia.

"His loss has been felt by the whole regiment."

Sgt Williams was described as a "very keen" motorcyclist.

He joined the army in 2004 into the Royal Welch Fusiliers, later amalgamating into The Royal Welsh. He was deployed on operations all over the world and carried out three tours of Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland. Prior to his death, he had returned from an operation in Estonia.

His love of motorcycling had taken him to the Rocky Mountains, State of Montana in the USA, Estonian Swamps, Scotland and Europe.