A SPECIAL event is being held in memory of a mum who died after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Elain Cruse, 64, died in April. She lived in Rhyl and worked for Denbighshire County Council. She was married to Tony and was a mum and mum-in-law to Mark and Shelley and Daniel and Kirstie.

The fun day is being organised by Elain's family, to raise funds for Marie Curie.

It will take place at the Ffordd Las Community Centre, Rhyl, between 10am and 5pm on July 28, and will feature cream teas, bouncy castles, inflatables, glitter tattoos, face painting, donkey rides, refreshments, fairground rides, children's entertainment and stalls.

There will also be performers from the areas and choirs.

The event is being organised after Elain received care from the Marie Curie nurse.

Jennie, Elain's sister, said: "Elain was one of the most beautiful people to grace this earth, her beauty shone from within with a truly amazing heart filled with love and kindness.

"She was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2018 and underwent gruelling treatment every day for three months. She would be so poorly herself, but always put a smile on her face and have a reassuring word for those on the ward starting treatment.

"It was not long after this Elain was told palliative care was her only option.

"In her final couple of days, we became aware of the support available from Marie Curie. We called the out of hours doctors and the Marie Curie nurses answered and I remember asking them to come quickly. They reassured me and were with us as soon as possible.

"They were so kind to Elain," Jennie added.

"They helped us and administered the drugs required to send Elain back off to sleep. I can’t tell you what relief it was to see her out of pain.

"I will always be indebted to Marie Curie for helping Elain that night."

Laura Ellis-Bartlett, community fundraiser for Marie Curie, said, “The family have worked so hard to make sure this event is a success and it’s a great chance for the community to get together and show their support.

"It’s always heart-warming to hear stories of how our nurses have been able to help. Marie Curie depends on fundraising event like this one to be able to continue to provide these vital services.”