Nia Wyn Edwards of Holyhead will be walking one million steps with her puppy to raise funds for her local hospice. Following routes along the beaches and parks in Anglesey, Nia and her five-month-old Lola aim to complete the challenge between the 1st July and 31st August.

She is walking in memory of her mother, who passed away from cancer. Although her mother didn’t attend St David’s Hospice, the charity provided support to both Nia and her mother throughout her illness. She is passionate about Hospice care and understands the importance of the new Hospice being developed on Anglesey.

Nia, a senior staff nurse at YsbytyPenrhos Stanley in Holyhead said:

“I have seen the new unit that has been started in Holyhead. It will be a lovely unit as a Hospice.

“I was sad to hear that due to Covid, the St David’s Hospice shops had closed and spring and summer events were cancelled.

“I’m hoping to raise as much money as possible so that it will help towards finishing the Anglesey Hospice”

Before the pandemic, St David’s Hospice were preparing to open the newly converted ward at Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley, Holyhead. The Anglesey Hospice has a four-bedded inpatient unit which plans to offer respite and end of life care free of charge to local people of Anglesey. The development still plans to open as soon as it is safe to do so.

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