I’d like to start this month by thanking everyone for the comfort and support they’ve given my family and I in the last month since my husband, Rhodri Morgan, passed away on May 17th.
We have had literally hundreds of cards, so many bunches of flowers, visits from friends and kind messages via social media and from all over the world. I am very grateful to everyone for their messages and for sharing their memories of Rhodri.
The family and I are also amazed at the generosity of people who have contributed to the fund we’ve set up in Rhodri’s memory. It is hoped the fund (www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rhodri-morgan-wales) will raise £5,000 and we will announce the charities that will be supported very soon. We hope to support a variety of small charities mainly in Rhodri’s former constituency of Cardiff West and the focus will be on issues he was passionate about from sport to equality, to scientific and medical research.
Of course, since my last column we’ve also had a change of MP in Cardiff North after the snap General Election on May 8th. I will be working closely with Anna McMorrin who I know will do all she can to serve the needs of the Rhiwbina area and the whole of Cardiff North. It was great to go out and about with Anna to meet people and one of the events I most enjoyed attending was the new produce market in Rhiwbina (pictured). I hope this continues to be well supported and successful.
Anna lives in Cardiff and has two teenage daughters who attend schools in the city. She has previously worked as an adviser for the Welsh Government and in public affairs (specialising in climate change and environmental policy). She is very personable and approachable so I am sure that she will do a great job for her constituents.
Regardless of your political allegiances, Anna and I are both here to serve everyone in the community. I would also like to wish outgoing MP Craig Williams good luck for the future.
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