PARENTS of a woman who died in a tragic accident supported a charity in order to help others who may find themselves in need of lifesaving medical supplies.

Last week the Leader reported how Blood Bikes Wales’ Wrexham group had received a donated Honda 800 VFR from David Thornley and Karen Farrell, from Conwy.

The couple had asked for the vehicle to be named Chloe Lou after their daughter, who died aged 22 in 2017.

Chloe Lou, a former pupil at Howells School in Denbigh and Rydal Penrhos in Colwyn Bay, was killed after the tractor she was riding on overturned at a holiday park in Abersoch.

Mrs Farrell told the Leader she and her husband David, of Thornley Leisure Parks, had been "touched" by a speech from former Wrexham Mayor cllr Andy Williams at a charity event.

She explained: "Andy Williams is a fireman and his comments about being at the scene of accidents and seeing the Blood Bikes attend just resonated with us.

"The air ambulance came to Chloe and we thought that if it was needed, one of those bikes could help save someone in that position."

Last year Cllr Andy Williams also donated a bike to the charity. It was named after his therapy dog, Buddi.

Mrs Farrell, managing director of Northop-based firm Crime Prevention Services, said she and her husband officially handed over the bike recently.

"It was quite a spontaneous decision - we did not quite know what to expect and I didn't really know anything about the charity before," she said.

"But we were very surprised. There must have been about 35 to 40 people in the room and they're all volunteers.

"It really touched our hearts and it was very emotional to hand over the bike in Chloe's name."

Chloe Lou had worked at Craiglwyd Hall Caravan Park, one of the Thornley Leisure sites, in her younger days until joining the family business.

Mrs Farrell added: "They have a memorial garden for her at the Craiglwyd Hall park now.

"It has been two-and-a-half years but she was known by the residents and she was such a massive personality.

"We're now hoping to have open days in the summer across the parks and we're hoping the Blood Bikes will be able to attend."

Chris Jones, area representative for Wales Blood Bikes Wrexham group, previously told the Leader the donation - which brings the group's fleet of bikes up to three - will be used all over North Wales and even further afield when it is needed.

Blood Bikes Wales is a volunteer charity which providing completely free courier service to the NHS, delivering blood samples, plasma, human breast milk, documents and other items all over Wales.

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