Asda Llandudno have arranged a surprise ‘get well’ gift for a young boy who suffered a seizure in-store.

Eight year-old Llandudno boy Ioan Owen, was out getting lunch with his father, Wayne, and younger brother Osian (10) on December 31, 2017, when the incident occurred, with shoppers and staff rushing to his side to assist.

Ioan was administered first aid by Asda staff member Leiws Cole before being taken to hospital and is slowly getting better.

After receiving a heartfelt letter of thanks from Ioan, Mr Cole wanted to go above and beyond to make sure Ioan was on the mend so coordinated a surprise get well hamper with his store colleagues.

He said: “I was so surprised to receive a letter to say thank you because I really was just doing what any trained first aider would have done in that situation.

“I was really happy to hear Ioan was doing a lot better and just wanted to make his recovery a bit easier with a surprise hamper, especially after he’d taken the time to write to me.”

Mr Cole and the stores community colleague, Kathleen Holt invited Ioan and his mum, Judith, back into store on Saturday so they could surprise the eight year-old with his presents, some hugs and to pass on their get well wishes.

Mrs Owen said: “Lewis was absolutely brilliant with Ioan when he had the seizure and I couldn’t be more grateful to him for being there and performing first aid when it was needed.

“Ioan wanted to say thank you himself but was bed-bound for little while after the seizure with migraines so we wrote the letter to let Lewis know that we really appreciated everything he did that day.

“The last thing I expected was to be contacted about a get well surprise for Ioan as it was so above and beyond what I would expect of a store, and Ioan absolutely loved his presents. It was great for him to see Lewis again and be able to say thank you in person.”

Ms Holt helped pull together the hamper for Ioan, filling it with items to keep him distracted during his recovery including books, art supplies, new clothes and some sweets.

She added: “It was so lovely to be able to see Ioan in person and wish him well, not to mention giving him some much happier memories in the store.”