Tributes to MUM


North Wales Weekly News - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARI JONES

An­guish af­ter Me­lanie’s tragic death on street

AMUM-OF-FOUR trag­i­cally died af­ter col­laps­ing on a street de­spite des­per­ate at­tempts by two school­boys to save her.

Me­lanie Jayne Hughes, 33, passed away at Ys­byty Glan Cl­wyd af­ter a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion was made to switch off her life sup­port ma­chine.

Me­lanie, of Llan­dudno, suf­fered a brain haem­or­rhage af­ter she had popped out to get some din­ner and was found col­lapsed on the town’s Trin­ity Av­enue last Wed­nes­day evening.

Ms Hughes’ fam­ily have now given their heart­felt thanks to the two teenagers who found and des­per­ately tried to save her life.

“Ys­gol Aber­conwy pupil By­ron Mor­ris and Ys­gol John Bright pupil Frazer Cress­well found my daugh­ter, and in­stead of pan­ick­ing they phoned for an am­bu­lance and per­formed CPR on her,” said Regina Davies, Me­lanie’s mum.

“Another man came to pro­tect her from on­look­ers and a woman came to hold her hand.

“These peo­ple, es­pe­cially those two boys, will be im­printed on my heart for­ever.

“I’m so proud of them, and so must their par­ents be. Fraser even turned up with a bunch of flow­ers for us.”

Ex-Ys­gol John Bright, Llan­dudno, pupil Me­lanie, who was a for­mer army cadet, was de­scribed as a proud mum who adored her fam­ily and friends.

Her brother Tom, 30, said: “I’m very proud to say Me­lanie was an or­gan donor and her kid­neys have been do­nated.

“She was a kind-hearted per­son and I’ll so miss be­ing able to wind her up and have a laugh with her. When she smiled the whole room would light up.”

Regina says Me­lanie, who passed away last Fri­day, had a twin sis­ter called Kim­berly Sian, but she trag­i­cally died when she was just 17 months old.

“I lost Kim­ber­ley 30 years ago and had at last be­come rec­on­ciled to her death, but to now lose her sis­ter too is just too much,” she said.

“But life goes on, and I’m de­ter­mined to be strong for my fam­ily and Me­lanie’s chil­dren.

“I will miss her lovely smile and her sense of fun – she’ll be hugely missed by us all.”

Two school­boys tried to save mum-of-four Me­lanie Hughes, 33

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