Gwenda became a NEWCIS volunteer over 10 years ago and went on to pioneer the NEWCIS Craft Group and countless fundraising efforts for NEWCIS. Gwenda’s passion for crafting and her dedication to fundraising for NEWCIS was inspiring. She became the Volunteer Champion, head of the Craft Group, and above all – part of the NEWCIS family. Our sincere condolences are with Gwenda’s husband Wilf and the whole family at this time.

Funeral

The funeral took place on Monday 8th February 2021. The live stream is available for 28 days after this date.

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"NEWCIS, our Board of Trustees, carers and volunteers are deeply saddened at the news of Gwenda’s passing. Gwenda has been a volunteer for NEWCIS for over a decade and her enthusiasm, passion and energy always made me smile whenever I met with her. Always on the go, recruiting new volunteers, planning the next creative fundraiser, organising everybody for the next event, always laughing and smiling and supporting all those that she came into touch with. Gwenda we will miss you very much at NEWCIS and all that you represented for the organisation."
With fondest memories
Claire Sullivan, NEWCIS CEO

Just to say what a wonderful lady Gwenda was, always had a smile and a kind word and always so busy. She will be missed by us all x

I worked with Gwenda when I was a volunteer coordinator - I was in awe of her enthusiasm about supporting, and raising funds for, NEWCIS through her passion for craftwork. Her loyalty to NEWCIS made her keen to be involved even when she wasn't feeling well. I have fond memories of our little chats and 'putting the world to rights'

I have known Gwenda for many years since we worked together in Woolworths. It was so lovely to see her again when she started volunteering at NEWCIS. I have many fond memories of a lovely kind lady and I will miss her very much. Always remembered, from Elaine xx

Gwenda always put the needs of others before her own, a very caring and lovely lady, through and through. Chris, Mold Shop

I memory of our dear friend Gwenda. Her energy and enthusiasm to do good will be hard to replace. Her love for people shone in her smile

Gwenda was a lovely lady, always putting NEWCIS and others first. Her dedication was inspiring. We will miss her stories, her infectious laugh and her ringing the door bell for us to collect her craft supplies! The 'Craft Queen' will be fondly remembered by us all. Claire and Lucy xx

Gwenda was a kind, thoughtful lady. She had time for everyone and was interested in us and our lives as staff at NEWCIS. I will miss her cheerful way and her encouragement. Lesley xxx

Gwenda... warm hearted, loving, gentle and kind. You will be missed by so many whose lives you have touched and will always be remembered with love. Rest in Peace. From Gaynor Eccles

I only met Gwenda once in the kitchen during my first few weeks at NEWCIS and she was very kind and made a lasting impression on me

Gwenda special lady who went out of her way to help others. Thank you for your wonderful friendship and crafting fun. I'll really miss you but with happy memories. God bless and keep you. Heartfelt condolences to Wilf Lesley and family

I will miss our chats at the drop in on Wednesdays making you sit down with a cup of tea while you were rushing around making everyone else a drink and getting the craft materials ready for the craft group! Gwenda did so much to raise funds for NEWCIS and spent many hours volunteering for NEWCIS and the charity shop. Gwenda was a selfless caring person and I will miss her a lot. Barry

My memories of Gwenda are all cheery ones! Gwenda always had a lovely smile on her face, and an infectious laugh that appeared mostly when she told funny stories of anything that had happened that week! Gwenda was generous, kind, encouraging and extremely enthusiastic about her beloved crafting group and the help that gave to others- both the volunteers and the funds that were raised. It’s been an absolute pleasure knowing her. All my love Yvette xxx

We never had the chance to meet Gwenda but it sounds as though she had been a big part of NEWCIS, we feel proud to be a part of an organisation which she had contributed so much to. Sending our condolences to the family. From the NEWCIS Young Carers Team

Gwenda was one of the most kindest and capable of people, from the moment I came to NEWCIS she was nothing but supportive and understanding to everyone. Every time I saw her she always had a smile and was willing to help. She will be deeply missed

Gwenda was such a kind and lovely lady, who had time for everyone and was always smiling. Gwenda will be missed by all of us. Rebecca

A lovely lady who was so kindhearted and a friend to everyone she met. She will be missed by us all. God bless her and keep her in his tender care

I worked with Gwenda during the time I was the NEWCIS volunteer co-ordinator. She was a wonderful and loyal lady and totally dedicated to NEWCIS and the volunteer team. In 2016, we nominated Gwenda for a Wales Marsh award. This award was to recognise the work of volunteers in Wales. We were proud when Gwenda was announced the regional winner for wales and was recognised for her exceptional contribution to NEWCIS. I will miss our chats, always remembered Carole x

In memory donations to date £795

Thank you to Gwenda’s family, friends and all those that knew her for the generous donations