A KIND-HEARTED Wrexham man took stranded hospital staff to and from work during Thursday's heavy snowfall. 

Ben Ivor Owen, from Coedpoeth, owns Ben Owen Services LTD in Minera. But on Thursday, heavy snow in the area meant he couldn't go to work as usual. 

Instead, the 36-year-old decided to put an appeal out on social media offering to take emergency workers who were snowed in at their homes to and from work. 

And he was inundated with requests - making trips in his Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck to and from some of Wrexham's worst snow affected areas of Coedpoeth, Minera, Pentre Broughton and Rhos. 


As of 5pm on Thursday, Ben had helped 18 members of staff at Wrexham Maelor Hospital get to work - and this number was to increase as the evening went on. 

He said: "The small community I live in always help each other, we stick together. My girlfriend works in the hospital and people were saying they couldn’t get to work, so I offered my help.

"I used to work for the council on highways driving the gritters, so I know first hand what it's like when the weather turns. So far everyone has been fantastic, I think they’re just glad to get to and from work."

And Ben didn't just stop at driving Wrexham Maelor Hospital staff to work, even going out to pick up a birthday kick for a six-year-old. 

After sharing the appeal on Facebook, dozens of people praised Ben for his kindness. 

One person described him as "an absolute legend", while others said his gesture was "amazing". 

And if the snow is heavy again on Friday, Ben will be on hand to help again. "If I’m needed I’ll be out somewhere," he said.