HUNDREDS of angels will be visiting a Flintshire town this Christmas in memory of the lives that were sadly lost this year.

In times when it is more important than ever, people are coming together to remember those who cannot be with us this Christmas.

Staff at the Co-Op Funeralcare in Connah's Quay have partnered up with two schools in the local area, Bryn Deva and Wepre school.

The idea is that children decorate a wooden Christmas decoration with angels, which will then result in around 450 angels hidden around the town.

Families can then take part in a 'Connah's Quay Angel Hunt' and once found, can be taken home to be placed on their Christmas tree.

Organiser Tracy Sankey-Jones told the Leader: "This year has been so challenging, we have suffered so much loss, isolation and bleak times. We just thought that this would spread some love throughout the community.

"It’s more about how these children have volunteered to spread the love. There will be about 450 angels in Connah’s Quay for people to find from the beginning of December."

A Facebook Page will also be set up where people can share their photos of their angels on their tree, to represent all the angels that heaven has gained this year.

This year has seen people unite in their heartache and the world opening its eyes to what was previously took for granted.

In a year where we were stripped of the privilege of just popping in to see someone, everything changed.

Families were unable to spend precious time with their loved ones, and the world had to adapt - even in grief.

Losing a loved one is a heartbreaking time anyway, but in a coronavirus world, that experience was made all the more traumatic with restrictions on being able to say goodbye and restrictions on funerals.

Some loved ones were even taken before their time.

But Tracy says it is important to remember our angels who are looking down on us every day.

She added: "There is no right or wrong way to grieve. But it’s really important, especially coming up to Christmas to reach out and not face these emotions alone.

"There are many charities out there that specialise in supporting grieving people including Cruse: the bereavement care charity. They have a helpline on 0808 808 1677."