A HEARTBROKEN mother whose 45-year-old son died a week before Christmas wants his legacy to live on through a fundraising event.

Mark Davison, from Tycroes, died from cancer on December 17, just 15 weeks after he was diagnosed.

Mark’s mother Debbie Davison said the fundraiser will honour her son’s final wish to raise money for Ty Bryngwyn Hospice and St Edmund’s Church, Tycroes.

Paying tribute to her son, Debbie, who owns Petals Garden Centre, said: “Mark was my beautiful boy and was loved by everyone. He was highly respected and well-known in the community and was always helping others where he could.

“Mark ran his own business, Petals Landscaping Services, and during the first lockdown he was always out and about helping others and delivering garden essentials to the elderly.

“He was a big family man, he loved his family so much especially his wife Erika and his daughter Aimee-Kate, his beautiful princess. We are absolutely devastated at the loss of Mark and he will be forever missed by all his family, including his sister Emma, brother-in-law Dai and nephews Brandon and Calum.”

Each year at Christmas Debbie runs a charity raffle fundraiser at the garden centre. It was Mark’s final wish to his mother to split the money raised between Ty Bryngwyn and St Edmund’s, the church where Mark was buried on Saturday, January 2.

Debbie said: “So far more than £2,000 has been raised and I will be closing donations on Mark’s birthday on January 19.

“I will continue with the fundraising for Mark’s chosen causes every year as a lasting legacy to my son.”

Donations can be made by calling Petals on 01269 596388 or at the door as the shop is currently closed to the public.

Mark’s funeral took place on Saturday, January 2 at St Edmund’s Church, Tycroes.

Debbie added: “We as a family wish to thank the Tycroes community and beyond for their respect paid to Mark on the day of his funeral, it was phenomenal. Also, to his bearers, Willmott, Scott, Tunney, George, Dai and Brandon.”