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Nightingale House and Wrexham AFC

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A little gesture from Nightingale House and Wrexham AFC went a long way for local football supporter, Maria Edwards.

Maria tragically lost her battle with brain cancer very recently at the age of 34. However, as a lifelong Wrexham AFC supporter from Llangollen, she didn’t want her diagnosis to stop her from doing what she loved most, such as watching her favourite team defeat Oldham Athletic 5-1!

She said at the time: “Coming to terms with my condition has been challenging. But I have a team here at Nightingale House who support my whole family and me.”

The Wrexham hospice team had been helping Maria to do activities she enjoyed, and they contacted Wrexham AFC, who were more than happy to help arrange for Maria to go to a match. Maria’s name was lit up around the pitch; she got to meet player Rory Watson and Executive Director Humphrey Ker and was gifted signed gloves from goalkeeper Rob Lainton.

Maria, her dad Mervyn Edwards, Rory Watson and Humphrey Ker at Wrexham AFC
Maria, her dad Mervyn Edwards, Rory Watson and Humphrey Ker

Sunshine Meadow

The National Trust welcomed the Sunshine Meadow to Chirk with a beautiful sunflower display five years ago. Since then, the annual Sunshine Meadow’s flowers of choice have been poppies, bluebells, and forget-me-nots. This year, the magnificent grounds of Chirk Castle will again be resplendent with the perennially popular snowdrop.

Every year, hospice supporters purchase flowers from Nightingale House to remember a loved one or to commemorate the life of someone important to them.

If you would like to purchase a snowdrop, go to nightingalehouse.co.uk/event/sunshine-2023. To keep up to date with the community, click here.

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