BEM for Flintshire resident
The Chairman of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Brian Lloyd, invited a local resident into County Hall recently to celebrate a wonderful achievement.
Sheila Delahoy from Mold was presented with a British Empire Medal for her voluntary work spanning 25 years.
Mrs Delahoy has worked selflessly to fundraise for Cancer Research UK and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust raising around £33,000. Along with her husband, John, she began raising funds by holding coffee mornings at her home and went onto hold garden events.
Her fundraising began in 1984 for cystic fibrosis after her niece and god-daughter Bernice Banner was diagnosed with the chronic condition. She died in 2003.
In 1988, Mrs Delahoy was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent successful treatment.
Photo caption: Mrs Delahoy's son, Cllr Brian Lloyd, Mrs Delahoy and her husband and the Chairman's Consort, Mrs Jean Lloyd.