Pupils ensure former Greenfield schoolgirl's name lives on

Published date: 18 February 2014 |
Published by: Robert Doman 
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THE father of a girl who died from leukaemia has spoken of his pride after a house was named in her memory.

Yasmin Lloyd, a former pupil of Ysgol Maes Glas in Greenfield, lost her battle with the disease nine years ago, aged just nine.

Now current pupils at the school have ensured her name lives on at a new house in Greenfield.

The pupils were asked to name three new houses built on School Lane as part of a scheme to support people who are trying to get on the housing ladder.

Pupils who sit on the school council researched the area over six weeks and produced a booklet on their findings after being given the honour of naming the homes.

Yasmin’s father Dilwyn Lloyd attended the naming ceremony, along with Yasmin’s grandparents Don and Mairwen Lloyd.

Dilwyn said: “As a family, we’re tremendously proud, honoured and moved that a house has been named after Yasmin.

“We are equally thrilled and proud of the children at Ysgol Maes Glas, who have remembered her and chosen the name.

“We thank them from the bottom of our hearts that Yasmin’s name will live on in a permanent memorial.

“I know she would have loved this and also been so proud and would have had such a huge smile on that cheeky face of hers.”

The houses, named Ty Yasmin, Ty Betsi and Y Felin Goper, were built by Garnett Hughes Developments then bought by Welsh Housing Partnership in conjunction Denbighshire-based Tai Clwyd to provide houses for those in need.

Ysgol Maes Glas headteacher Peter Roach said: “We’re proud Yasmin’s memory will be celebrated in this way.

“She was such a brave and special person.

“As a school, it was good for us to be involved in such an exciting community project.”

Ty Betsi was the name chosen to recognise the former health centre which previously stood on the site and named after the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Ty Felin Goper, the name given to the third new house, was chosen to celebrate Greenfield’s former copper mill.

Alison Hammans, property purchase assessor for Tai Clwyd, said: “Local residents seem to be happy with what we’ve done and it was great to work alongside local partners on this.”

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