On November 29th 2016, travelling with her partner, Alex, and their 2 year old son, Cian, Rebecca died in a tragic car accident on the M4 Motorway.
Having already lost a baby at 5 months last year, Rebecca was again 8 months pregnant and expecting their daughter, Cari, before Christmas.
Despite the heroic efforts of the Police, Paramedics and Wales Air Ambulance ... both died. Cian survived with 2 fractured femurs and a fractured skull. Alex was luckily unhurt.
‘Becca’ had so much more to give us.
Three years ago, we saw an opportunity to give something back to our community so we started Encore Stage School for children ages 4 to 17.
Our students are driven towards this tribute and anything good that we can make of the circumstances. At Becca’s funeral, her family asked me to sing a Welsh song called ‘Anfonaf Angel’ (I'm sending an Angel).
It’s a very emotional Welsh song and very fitting to the story. Sir Bryn Terfel used the song in 2011 to raise money for Wales Air Ambulance. The song was written by Robat Arwyn and Hywel Gwynfryn and sung by Rhys Meirion. Rhys Meirion became an Ambassador for Wales Air Ambulance in 2012.
Also, it was the last song that Becca downloaded for us to use at Encore just a few weeks earlier.
Since recording Anfonaf Angel we held a Memorial concert for Becca last June,2017. This was a massive success and we raised a further £5,000 for WAA.
On October 1st,2017 there will be 25 of us running the Cardiff Half Marathon in memory of Becca. We would really appreciate any donation towards this next challenge.
"Wales Air Ambulance is funded by the people of Wales; we rely entirely on the public’s support to help keep the helicopters flying. The charity does not receive direct funding from the government and we also fail to qualify for National Lottery funding."
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