Anglesey Charity Fundraiser
2230. Jill Williams
Jill Williams, from Holyhead, is a nurse who has raised over £220,000 for local charities in the Isle of Anglesey to support people who are unwell, in care homes and in hospital.
As a nurse who helps people with learning disabilities and dementia, Jill wanted to help people further by hosting a range of fundraising events across the year including raffles, concerts and football games, partnering closely with the local Holyhead Hotspur FC.
The money raised goes to a variety of local charities that help the community and children who are unwell or in need, in addition to care homes, wards in the hospital and local community centres.
Congratulating Jill on her award, Virginia Crosbie, Jill’s local MP for Anglesey / Ynys Môn, said:
“I am delighted for Jill that she has received this award from the Prime Minister. I was honoured to nominate her because her tireless fundraising work on our island over so many years has made a huge difference
“Jill is also an amazing mother and nurse and I know her colleagues, family and friends, including her husband Geraint and her two grown up sons, Matthew and Luke, will all be very proud.
“She was a worthy winner of my November Hidden Hero award and she is a worthy winner of this prestigious national award too.”
“This award is such a privilege, I’ve only ever wanted to help people in need. And it’s so nice to get recognition. Thank you so much – I’m over the moon.”