BANGOR CITY Football Club president Domenico Serafino has donated £5000 to the Intensive Care Unit at the city's Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital.

The Italian national has decided to to help the frontline NHS team’s response to COVID-19.

Domenico, a musician who spent many years in Argentina, decided to donate after seeing the affect that COVID-19 was having on people in his own country. Domenico’s son came to live in Bangor, and they have both become very attached to the city and its people.

Domenico said: “After my son Francesco joined Bangor Football Club, he told me about the problems the club was going through. I was only too happy to help the club by investing in it after learning about its history and what it means to the local community here in North West Wales.

"I want to support the Intensive Care Unit in Bangor’s Ysbyty Gwynedd now because I really care about the community here. I can see what has happened in Italy, and I want to help the patients and staff in the only way I can. It’s my way of trying to keep a wonderful community, which is very dear to my family’s heart, strong.”

Katherine Evans, the Sister on Cybi Ward added: “Acts of kindness and compassion like this really help the staff on the ward feel appreciated and valued. More importantly, the money raised will help us to give the very best care possible for our patients.

“Whilst the NHS is putting huge additional resource into our operations, this extremely generous donation will greatly help us to provide the additional items and extra support needed that goes over and above what the NHS can provide. This donation will really make a difference.

“We’re all so grateful here on the ward. Thank you Domenico!”