Fundraising weekend in memory of Llandudno Junction dad

Reporter:

James Wilde

A fundraising weekend will be held in memory of a father and former supermarket worker.

Mike Roberts, who worked at Tesco Llandudno Junction from the age of 16 before becoming manager of the Porthmadog store, died in February, aged 34, from myeloma, a cancer arising from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell which is made in the bone marrow.

On Sunday June 11, his wife, Ammie, 31, and one of his daughters Jessica, 11, will join his former workmates to walk up Snowdon on his birthday to raise money for the Christie Hospital in Manchester who cared for Mr Roberts.

Mrs Roberts, who was with Mr Roberts for 12 years and has another daughter, Poppy, four, said: “Mike was everything to me. He was a nice person and a brilliant dad.

“He was always up for a laugh and having a joke with people. Jessica wants to go up to the top of Snowdon and let a balloon off on top for Mike’s birthday.”

On Saturday, Tesco in Llandudno Junction will host a cake stall with the aim of raising £1,000 for Christies and all participating staff will wear blue tops, the colour of the hospital.

Services manager at Tesco Llandudno Junction, Suzanne Thomas, said: “Mike was such a lovely guy who had time for anyone and he was such a team player.

“He loved going out, the Broadway nightclub was one of his favourites.”

Forty stores across North Wales and Mid Wales have a target of raising £30,000 for Christies.

To donate, visit Tesco or www.justgiving.com and search for Ammie Bowen

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