MORE than £1,800 has been raised to support a ward at a cancer treatment centre in a Denbighshire hospital, in memory of a late Kinmel Bay resident.

Carol Bennett died suddenly but peacefully on December 30, 2021, following a short but courageous battle with acute myeloid leukaemia, a rare form of cancer.

Carol died in the Enfys Ward of North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, which is where the money will be donated to, following five weeks of treatment.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jeff, her three sons, Kevin, Mike and Andi, and her two grandchildren.

The JustGiving page has so far raised £1,840 for the ward, while her granddaughter Holly has raised a further £633 for the charity Leukaemia UK.

Andi described his mum as a “home carer” who “looked after all of us”, in particular her husband Jeff when he had health issues in the past, and her parents before they passed away.

Andi, who set up the JustGiving page to support the Enfys Ward, said she was an “absolutely amazing” mum.

He added: “Everybody who came into contact with her, it wouldn’t matter who they were, she’d strike up a conversation with them and end up becoming friends with them. She was such a friendly person.

“She’d always remember everybody’s birthday; I think she probably kept Royal Mail in business with the amount of cards she’d send!

“She was very well-loved in the local area; she used to go into ASDA every day for about the last 32 years.”

Andi also nominated one of the nurses who looked after his mother, Pam Cerefice of Rhyl, for a Pride of Britain award.

This came after the family felt that she went above and beyond to care for Carol and countless other patients, especially during Christmas, when she bought them all presents out of money from her own pocket.

Andi added: “The care at the Enfys Ward was absolutely amazing.

“Because of COVID and other restrictions, once she got taken into the ward, we weren’t allowed to visit her at all, so the only day we got to see her was on Christmas Day for one hour, and that was amazing.

“The ward facilitated that; they didn’t have to do what they did. Other than that, there was a five-week period when we weren’t allowed to see her.

“That was one of the hardest things, because everybody on that ward is very vulnerable.

“If she’d have been somewhere else, and in not as nice an environment, I think we’d have been beside ourselves, but every day the nurses made it possible for us to speak to her.

“They’d take a phone to her; they couldn’t have done more. They were so reassuring and caring.”

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