Michael Layzell, stalwart supporter of our community, sadly passed away on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Michael was a key member of the team that runs the village hall and had made a huge contribution to all the events that have been held in the village for many years.  He will be remembered by everyone who has been active in village activities as someone whose commitment to the local community was an example to us all.

Michael's son Stuart Layzell has created a Just Giving page to raise money for Leukaemia UK in Michael's memory.  Please give generously to help fund research this insidious disease.

Here is Stuart's message:

"I’m raising money in memory of my wonderful and much-loved Pops, Michael Layzell, who died on 28th August after being overwhelmed by leukaemia. Dad will be remembered as a kind-hearted gentleman, with a wicked sense of humour, who was meticulous and diligent in all he did. Dad taught us to keep smiling, be kind and bloody determined.

"The picture was taken in March this year when Dad ran the Cardiff 10k in a respectable time and had to drag younger runners round to keep up with him. Dad became extremely fatigued in May, still ran the Devauden 10k and was diagnosed with leukaemia at the end of June. After one round of chemotherapy and a number of infections Dad had a second biopsy and discovered his leukaemia had progressed to be terminal. He died eight days later, in his family’s arms.

"Dad’s death has left a hole in a lot of lives and us with very big boots to

"Please give generously to Leukaemia UK to help research this insidious disease.

"Sleep well Dad, love you. xx"


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