ABOUT £8,000 has been raised through a fundraiser in memory of a wife, mum and grandmother who ‘defied all the odds’ after taking CBD oil.

Vanessa Campion, of Kinmel Bay, died on August 4 after a long battle with cancer.

Her family claim that thanks to medical cannabis, Vanessa was able to meet her grandchild called Oliver and renew her vows with her husband Paul.

On October 13, a coffee morning with a difference took place at Psycho Tattoo Studio.

Individuals were able to have a tattoo in memory of a loved one or in memory of Paul’s wife. There were also refreshments and generous supporter - Jenny Turner - baked 80 cupcakes.

Vanessa’s daughter Georgina Cahill, 21, also had her long hair shaved off.

A total of £3030 was raised prior to the event, which was donated to the cancer unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital and £3800 was raised on the day.

This is going towards equipment for the cancer unit.

Paul said: "The event on October 13 was on behalf of raising awareness on the use of cannabis oil which helped my wife stay with us to see so many special moments in her life before she sadly passed away.

"We had such a fantastic day and would like to thank everyone who helped including Phil Hallows and Mark for all the tattoos they did, to all the people who gave raffle prizes and also the beautiful cakes donated to us.

"I would also like to say a massive thank you to Jenny Turner as I now understand that her husband has cancer. Jenny really pushed the boat out and made 80 homemade cupcakes.

"Vanessa would have been so proud. As a community, it is heartwarming to know that it is always like one big family pulling together to get the best possible outcome for charity events.

"I want to tell my daughter Georgy I love her and how proud I am of her for having her long beautiful hair shaved off."

Paul has been buying equipment for the cancer unit.

Items include eight portable dvd players with earphones, a portable pull out bed, eight mirrors and Satsometers.

He also intends to buy LED titles for the ceiling to create a more relaxing and brighter environment.

Janine Foden helped with the fundraising and raffle prizes for the event, alongside friends Beccy and Jeannette.