A SPECIAL chair to help people who have been affected by stroke has been purchased by a Holyhead hospital thanks to a donation.

Jim Walker, from Rhosneigr, made it possible for a £2500 rehabilitation chair to be bought for the Penrhos Stanley Hospital recently.

The donation was a “thank you” to the hospital for the care given to his late wife Carol, who had a stroke in August, and died in September.

Jim, is a well known fundraiser on Anglesey. He was in the news in October 2017, after he walked up Snowdon, following five coronary artery bypass operations, following a heart attack in 2016.

Until then he had been fit, and a regular at the gym in Holyhead Leisure Centre. He went on to climb to the summit of Snowdon raising funds to help buy defibrillators for Holyhead, Amlwch and Llangefni leisure centres.

Jim now holds the record for being the first person to have undergone a quintuple heart bypass and reached the summit of Wales and England’s highest mountain. His wife Carol had been a driving force behind Jim’s own fundraising efforts and his own recovery.

Jim said: “I wanted to do something special in Carol’s memory. It was to say thank you to the staff for looking after her, but also to help other patients going through what Carol went through.

“The staff couldn’t do enough.They were so kind, caring and supportive towards both my myself and my wife. I never felt alone. Carol was a patient on Glasmor Ward, she was brave and cheerful to the end.”

Hilary Johnson, ward manager, said: “Jim is a true inspiration to us all. This wonderful act of generosity will be gratefully put to use by our patients every day. Thank you, Jim.” A plaque reads: “Kindly donated in memory of Carol Walker from her devoted loving husband Jim.”