Accident pair thank hospital
More than £2,000 has been raised for Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit following a 70-mile cycle ride.
The group of riders from Anglesey took part in the fundraiser to mark the NHS turning 70 this year. They also took the opportunity to thank staff from the Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit for the care they provided.
Ricky Jones, 27, was left in a critical condition after a car crash near Bryngwran in 2015 and was rushed into Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Emergency Department before being taken by ambulance to Stoke Hospital. Kirsty Owen, also 27, was clipped by a train after she had gone onto the track to get her bag at Llanfairpwll Station on Anglesey in 2013.
She suffered serious back injuries and has since undergone 13 operations with further surgery planned for the future. Kirsty, who has a two-year-old son, visited the Emergency Department with Ricky to present the cheque of £2,656.33 to staff.
Ricky Jones, from Gwalchmai, and Kirsty Owen, from Llangefni, meet with staff of Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Emergency Department to hand over a cheque for more than £2,000 raised through a charity bike ride.