A 'CARING soul' who died following an autoimmune disease complication is to be remembered by the electrical company he worked for.

James Hurst died following a complication with colitis last December, and his former employers Thames Valley Controls hopes to make more people aware of the disease.

On December 12, the company will be holding a special 'Wales Day' in James' memory. James, from Holywell, died on December 15 last year at the age of 25, and he is described as having a 'love' for his home nation.

People are encouraged to wear something Wales related, and there will be a charity raffle led by James' mum Adel and brother Jay, with all proceeds going to Crohn's and Colitis UK. There will also be a buffet for attendees to enjoy.

Adel Morris said: "James was diagnosed with colitis in 2009.

"He had all sorts of complications through it. Unfortunately for James he couldn't tolerate the medication he was on.

"He was getting terrible reactions. From one of the medications he ended up having no immune system and had to be rushed to hospital to have blood transfusions.

"He had to have brain surgery because he had toxoplasmosis, then he developed epilepsy so he had quite a lot going on and this was all through medication and the illness.

And Adel paid tribute to how James coped during such adversity.

She added: "But he never moaned, he just went to work and got on with it. Everyone who met him had nothing bad to say about him. He was very well liked and such a humble and caring soul.

"When he passed away his work colleagues couldn't believe it because they didn't realise how ill he was."