MEET Beatrix Williams – villager of the year!
The 75-year-old’s kindness and generosity has seen her scoop the accolade in a contest run by Coedpoeth Community Council.
Beatrix, of Bryn Gwyn, is a woman who dedicates herself to helping others and plays a very active role in village life.
She is a member of several groups, including Coedpoeth Development Committee, Friends of Nant Mill, Plas Pentwyn management committee, Happy Days Care Group, Coedpoeth Historical Society and Cameo.
Beatrix said: “I feel very honoured and I am happy just to have been considered.
“I am sure there are people more deserving than me. I think if you are able to help others then why not.”
Beatrix is a former bakery driver who retired in 1994.
She said: “I enjoyed the job. I used to deliver to many areas, including Llandegla and Cynwyd. I like to keep busy, getting out and about.”
Coedpoeth community councillor Julie Hinchliffe added her congratulations, saying: “Bea volunteers for so many activities. She is involved with a lot of groups, working hard to help others and the community as a whole.”
Beatrix’s nomination was put forward by Carole Williams, Katy Owen and Hazel Edwards.
The entry form for the award says: “Beatrix is always the first to volunteer her services to raise money at events.
“She does bingo calling, holds raffles, organises catering and many more things that raise funds to benefit the organisations and Coedpoeth.
“Beatrix has on many occasions helped in events which are held in the parish hall.
“Beatrix also helps others by house sitting, dog walking, and keeping people company when they are lonely.
“She finds time do all of these things and is a real inspiration to everyone who knows her.”