THE clinical team at St David’s Hospice will be lacing their walking boots and donning purple tutus in memory of a much-loved colleague and friend.

Allison Cerrato, from Llandudno Junction, worked for more than 18 years, as a health care support worker at St David’s Hospice. Earlier this year she was diagnosed with cancer herself and she died in April, spending her final days at the hospice.

As a fitting way to remember Allison, her colleagues are taking part in the Hospice’s Moonlight Memories Walk, on Saturday June 22 from 10 pm a ladies’ only 10km sponsored walk around the town of Llandudno.

Jackie Griffiths, who worked alongside Allison for many years, said: “I miss her every day, especially her crazy South Walean quotes. I worked with Ali for 18 years, she was a great friend, she loved working at the hospice and thought the world of her family.

“Over the years we knew each other, we only ever fell out over cream cakes. But we always had a laugh at the end of the day.”

She added: “Everyone who knows me, including Ali, knows that I don’t do walking. It will definitely be a challenge for me. We have a team of 15 walkers and we’ll all be dressed in purple, complete with tutus.

“Working on the Inpatient unit, I see first-hand how the donations are spent. The hospice really appreciates every penny raised through events such as the Moonlight Memories Walk. It is so important and means we can continue to give specialist care to local people when they need us most.”

Thanks to the generous support of the local community, the care and support given to patients, their families and carers, is completely free of charge.

St David’s has an inpatient unit in Llandudno, therapy centres in Bangor and Llandudno, as well as providing care in the comfort of patient’s own homes via the hospice at home and outreach services. Every year, the charity touches the lives of more than 1,000 people from North West Wales.

If you would like to sponsor Jackie and the clinical team go to their fundraising page at

The ladies only sponsored walk takes place on Saturday 22nd June from 10 pm. If you wish to take part book now or call 01492 873664.