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Charity fund tribute to road accident victim; CASH WILL SUPPORT THE HOSPITAL UNIT WHERE MUM SUE WORKED.

Byline: GARETH WYN WILLIAMS Daily Post Reporter garethwyn.williams@trinitymirror.com

THE nurse who died in a freak road accident in Gwynedd last month has had a charity fund set up in her name to raise money for the ward she worked on.

Mum-of-two Sue Owen, 50, was killed when an object fell from the roof of a van she was travelling behind on the B457 near Y Felinheli on September 23.

Former colleagues at the Hergest mental health unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd have now set up a charitable fund that will see proceeds go towards helping the ward she dedicated her working life to.

Jon Morris, who worked with Sue at the unit for 17 years, said: "Sue was exceptionally well thought of and an extremely caring person, who dedicated her working life to supporting local people suffering from mental health problems.

"It's therefore very fitting that the money raised through the Sue Owen Fund will specifically benefit the Hergest Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd, where Sue touched so many lives over a number of years."

Earlier this month, hundreds turned out to the funeral of Mrs Owen, who lived in Pentre Berw near Gaerwen.

Describing his loss, her husband Rem said: "There are no words that can describthis huge loss in our family.

e eur | Sue Owen like to f hi h "I would thank Sue for everything she has done for me and the boys."

Mrs Owen's father Mick and mother Liz described her as their "treasure".

Their tribute read: "Sue was bac treas c the backbone of our family, our treasure, the joy of our lives, so cruelly taken from us.

"Sue simply adored her fantastic talented boys, Carwyn and Steffan.

fa C en ne "She guided and encouraged them, but never pushed, so proud of their achievements." " The Sue Owen fund will be administered through theLas North Wales NHS charity.

theThadmin Awyr h i For more information on how to support the fund, call the fundraising support team on 01248 384395 or email awyrlas@wales.nhs.uk.

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