Rebecca Williams from Bangor has been honoured at the Scottish Power award ceremony at St George’s Hotel in Llandudno last night.
Rebecca received the award as she was crowned Champion of Champions at ‘The Your Champions Awards’ which celebrates the region’s unsung heroes in the community.
Becky was hailed as the “strength behind the force that was Irfon” who fought for cancer treatment in Wales during his own battle against bowel cancer.
Broadcaster and host, Arfon Haines Davies said: “Irfon wouldn’t have managed to make such impressive strides with his campaigning had Becky not been by his side.
“Irfon’s legacy will live on because of her tenacity, good will and resolve to better her community and ensure that others lead full and rewarding lives as Irfon did.
“Becky is a superb wife, mother and a friend to many. This should be celebrated, but this is not why she deserves to be recognised.
“Like many, Becky has long been a supporter of local charities…and she has continued to be supportive since Irfon passed, extending the reach of Team Irfon to the Liver Unit in Aintree Hospital and connecting with the Liverpool Welsh community and others.
“She has also been a champion for many of the most vulnerable in society. Most importantly she has used the public voice that she now has to promote positivity and community cohesion.
“At a time when she herself needed support, she has given a lot of support and hope to people in North Wales and beyond.”
The ceremony, was also attended by former Welsh Rugby Union player, Shane Williams MBE. Other winners on the night also included the Rev Wynne Roberts from Anglesey, who doubles up as an Elvis impersonator to help dementia patients at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor.
(Photo courtesy of Ruth Ellis Gilford)