A MUM whose daughter died aged 13 last year has raised more than £1,400 for the hospice who cared for her.

Jill Dunne has been making the face coverings to raise vital funds for Ty Gobaith.

Jill's daughter, Gabi Parry, visited the Conwy Valley based hospice regularly for respite care for 12 years until she died in 2019.

The youngster had cerebral palsy and a number of associated conditions.

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Gabi Parry

Jill said “Over all those years we got to know Ty Gobaith and the staff there extremely well, and it’s been such a big part of our lives and means so much to us."

Jill was asked by a friend if she could make face coverings for her family.

Once she had finished, she posted a picture online.

“It suddenly went from there," Jill added.

"I was getting enquiries for these masks so decided I could make and sell them, donating the money to Ty Gobaith."

Using materials she already had, as well as some which was donated to her, Jill made some 300 masks and has sold them in North Wales as well as across the West Midlands, London and Cornwall.

Beverley Bradley, area fundraiser for Ty Gobaith, said: “Due to the cancellation of many of our fundraising events, the extra boost we get through creative ideas like this from Jill is bringing in vital funds.

“We have known Jill for many years while Gabrielle used our services, and she’s still very much part of the Ty Gobaith family. We’d like to thank her for her time and effort in raising these funds.”

The fundraising team have had to be creative with their events this year.

A Virtual 10K Run has been organised. Those who sign up will receive their very own limited edition Hope House & Ty Gobaith 2020 Virtual 10k medal.

Visit www.hopehouse.org.uk/Event/10k-virtual-run