Over £2500 raised in memory of Woody

 

(Left to right) Geraint Davies (Bees Knees Band), Pat Wood, Lynne Skelley and Mark Skelley from the Bee Inn

The kind-hearted community of Eglwysbach came together on the Summer Bank holiday weekend to raise much needed funds for their local adult hospice.

The event in aid St David’s Hospice was in memory of a much-loved friend Dr David Wood MBE, also know as ‘Woody’.

A festival themed fundraising event, aptly named ‘WoodyStock’ was held at the village’s Bee Inn. It featured a barbeque, music from ‘The Bees Knees’ plus cake and craft stalls and a raffle and raised an overwhelming £2500.

Dr David Wood had worked for the Hospice for six years and his wife Pat volunteered in as a Ward Assistant on the Inpatient Unit in Llandudno during this time.

St David’s Hospice is a local charity providing hospice care to adult patients across North West Wales, providing specialist end-of-life care free of charge to local people living with life-limiting illnesses and a charity close to the family’s heart.

Pat, who lives in Eglwysbach Woody’s wife said:

“Woody was an active member of his community and when he passed away, the Bees Knees wanted to put on an event for him.

“Lynne was fantastic in helping organise the event and Mark, the landlord was a fantastic host. The band put on absolutely brilliant performance on the day too.

“Once the event was up and running there was only place I wanted the donations to go and that was St David’s Hospice.

“Being unable to run events during COVID, I know how much that impacted their fundraising.

“I wanted to support a place that during my time volunteering I learnt wasn’t all about death. It’s somewhere I absolutely loved, it’s a wonderful place.”

 

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