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AVOW and Hope House stories

AVOW and Hope House have some stories to tell.

AVOW Volunteer Week

The Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) recognised over 100 Wrexham volunteers at the Volunteer Week Celebrations held on 7th June at Coleg Cambria’s ial Restaurant.

The two events: an afternoon event for adults in volunteering and an evening one for youth volunteers.

AVOW’s Chief Officer, Dawn Roberts-McCabe, welcomed the guests and introduced the special speakers. Mayor of Wrexham, Andy Williams, was the keynote speaker and certificate presenter for the afternoon event. The High Sheriff of Clwyd, Kate Hill- Trevor presided over the youth event later in the evening.

AVOW gave a huge thumbs up as five new defibrillators were installed at community buildings and green spaces across the county.

This exciting and lifesaving project was made possible by Cadwyn Clwyd LEADER funds. AVOW worked with local groups to identify locations where the defibrillators were needed most.

AVOW Chair Howell Mayor Williams presenting awards small

Hope House

The mum and dad of a toddler who died suddenly earlier this year took on the Three Peaks Challenge in his memory to raise money for Hope House Children’s Hospices.

Leo Roberts
Leo Roberts

Leo Roberts was nearly three years old when he died in hospital in February after quickly becoming ill one day at home in Llangollen.

He was moved to Hope House’s special Snowflake Suite after he died so that his mum and dad, Sian and Garry, and his brother and sisters, Max, Alessa and Lacey, could spend time with him and say goodbye.

Never in a million years would we think something like this would happen. Leo showed no signs of being ill before the day he died. We still don’t actually know what happened,” said Garry.

Mum Sian said Leo is greatly missed by his family but he also touched many others in Llangollen. Leo’s sisters, Alessa and Lacey, also did a sponsored walk at their school Ysgol Bryn Collen, which was added to the fund.

Finally, if you wish to donate to Garry and Sian’s Three Peaks Challenge, please visit leojamesroberts.muchloved.com.

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Leo's Family
Leo’s Family

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