THE fiancé of an Anglesey man who tragically died after suffering a brain haemorrhage has raised over £3,500 towards the Intensive Care Unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

Alwyn Rowlands collapsed at his home in Malltraeth on Christmas Day. He died at the age of just 53-years-old six weeks later having never regained consciousness.

His funeral was attended by over 400 people with donations asked to be made towards the Intensive Care Unit which mounted to £3,000.

Jude Williams, Alwyn’s fiancée of over 38 years, recently returned to the unit following her partner’s death for the first time to present the staff with a cheque.

She said: “During Alwyn’s time on ICU I never left his side, I was able to stay on the unit to be close to him which made a huge difference for me.

“The staff were unbelievably kind and not only looked after Alwyn, they looked after me and our family as well.”

Alwyn was an incredibly popular character on Anglesey having spent 20 years working at Llangefni Town Council as the estates manager looking after their assets which included the playing fields, bowling green and cemetery, as well as co-ordinating events such as the annual Remembrance Service and the Christmas Lights display.

Jude added: “Alwyn always put others before himself, he was a kind and caring man and always wanted to help others.

"He supported many charities, local and national, so in his memory we want to carry on fundraising for the Intensive Care Unit to continue to thank them for what they did for us during our darkest time.

“It was difficult to visit the unit for the first time since Alwyn passed away but it was wonderful to see the nurses and doctors who did so much for him as well."

Jude says she was "delighted" to present staff with a new television for their staff room, two paintings for the ward, and also a further cheque which will help purchase items they need.

A new event - AlFest - has been set up in memory of Mr Rowlands and will take place in Llangefni on September 21 with further funds raised going towards the Intensive Care Unit.