Staff on Tegid Ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd have been holding a series of events to raise funds towards Bowel Cancer UK. The team on the surgical ward have already raised an impressive £722 during April by holding a cake stall and raffle in the hospital.

The staff on the ward have also been supported by the family of a patient who wanted to thank them for their ‘excellent’ support and care.

George Peters, 82, from Anglesey, was a patient on the ward following surgery after he was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer.

His wife, Claire, said: “George came in for his first surgery at the beginning of the year and has had a lengthy stay in hospital.

“The nursing staff on Tegid Ward have been excellent during his time there, they are angels in our eyes.

“They have been there for him throughout and we always knew he was looked after when we weren’t there.”

The family supported the ward by baking cakes for the stall and donating towards the cause during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April.

“We heard about their fundraising and thought we’d help them, after all they’ve done for George we felt we wanted to give back.

“Bowel Cancer UK is such an important charity, since George has been on the ward we have noticed the amount of other patients who have been admitted to the ward following surgery after being diagnosed with the disease.

“It is important to support these fundraising efforts and raise awareness so we were pleased we could help the staff in that way as well as thanking them for all they have done for George,” added Claire.

The staff will now hold a series of events throughout the year, including a sponsored walk up Snowdon, to raise further funds for the charity.

Ann Mcintosh, Ward Manager on Tegid Ward, said: “We’d like to thank Mr Peters’ family for their kind words.

“We were delighted to have their support during our fundraising efforts for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in April.

“We are now looking forward to the events organised during the year to raise vital funds for Bowel Cancer UK.”

Photo: George Peters (middle) with his family and staff on Tegid Ward in Ysbyty Gwynedd.