A POPULAR event returns next month to raise money in memory of a Tycroes dad who died almost one year ago.

Mark Davison, died on December 17, 2020, just 15 weeks after he was diagnosed at 45-years old.

Mark’s final wish was for his mother Debbie to raise as much money as she could following his death for Ty Bryngwyn hospice, Llanelli and St Edmund’s Church, Tycroes.

At the beginning of 2021 donations had added up to a total of £7,000 for both causes.

Mark’s legacy continues to live on through fundraising drives, including the upcoming Christmas event at Debbie’s florist and garden centre, Petals in Tycroes.

Debbie said: “We are continuing to fundraise for St Edmund’s Church in Tycroes and I will once again be hosting my Christmas event in Petals running from Wednesday, December 1 to Saturday, December 4.”

Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic Debbie won’t be holding the popular mince pie and mulled wine evening, however customers can still benefit from the same deals across the four days that usually take place at the event. They include 10 per cent off all purchases including Yankee candles, complimentary coffee and mince pies and a raffle.

Debbie added: “Holding the fundraising and store discounts over a few days will allow less footfall in the shop at one time, and the safety of our customers is important to us.

“We also have a fantastic hamper worth over £320 to be won through a raffle. Tickets are on sale now at £2 each. All money will go to ‘Mark’s legacy’ for St Edmund’s Church.”

Debbie’s friend Karen will also be taking on a 'brave the shave' fundraiser at Petals on December 17 with funds raised also going to the church. The raffle will be drawn on this date.

Debbie added: “It’s been a tough year, but by doing these fundraisers and raising as much as we can for St Edmund’s church, where Mark has been laid to rest, we are continuing his legacy.”