THE kind-hearted community of Eglwysbach came together during the summer bank holiday weekend to raise much-needed funds for an adult hospice in the region.

The event was in aid of St David’s Hospice, which offers free palliative care to adult patients across Northwest Wales, and was in memory of a much-loved friend, Dr David Wood MBE, also known 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 £2,500.

Dr 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.

Pat, who lives in Eglwysbach, 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 (Skelley, from the Bee Inn) was fantastic in helping organise the event and Mark (Skelley), 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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