A MUM of two from Wrexham who overcame a brain tumour is hosting a charity night to thank those who helped save her life. 

The life of Vicky Lewis "changed dramatically" in September 2021 when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. 

The 43-year-old was referred to Royal Salford Hospital before the decision was made that surgery was needed. 

After successful surgery and as she continues her recovery, Vicky has decided to host a charity evening later this year to thank those who cared for her. 

She is hosting the auction at Piercy Hall in Marchwiel on Saturday July 1 in aid of the British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA) and the Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre. 

More information about the event can be found here. 

The founder of the centre, Professor Andrew King completed Vicky's surgery and the mum of two is hoping to raise funds for the site as she "wouldn't be alive without him". 

Vicky also discussed her initial fears when told surgery was necessary. 

She said: "I was very scared as I was told although they were slim, there were obviously lots of risks that came with the brain surgery. 

"The risks could be life-changing, but due to the size and position, it was the best choice. 

The Leader: Vicky's tumourVicky's tumour (Image: UGC)

"Although I had been reassured, on the day I was full of apprehension, but after 11 hours in surgery, 99 percent of the tumour was removed."

As part of her recovery, Vicky has had to adapt to changes such as complete loss of hearing in one side. 


She added: "This has taken some getting used to, however, I feel extremely grateful that this is the only life-changing complication as there could've been more. 

"I'm back in work at A&E at the Maelor, but just with reduced hours as the recovery can be tough physically and mentally."

After appealing to a number of businesses for prizes to auction off on the night, Vicky said she can't believe the response she's had from local firms. 

The Leader: Vicky and Ryan ReynoldsVicky and Ryan Reynolds (Image: UGC)

Among the prizes includes a signed Aviation Gin bottle from Ryan Reynolds after Vicky bumped into him at the club shop. 

Vicky added: "I got sent a video message from Ryan after my goddaughter met him and said I wasn't very well. 

"He sent a heartwarming message saying he hoped to meet me one day and a few months later I met him in the shop and he remembered me. 

"He was asking how I was doing and gave a bottle of gin for the auction, it was brilliant." 

Other prizes include a host of vouchers, a weekend away and a signed Liverpool shirt from Jurgen Klopp.