Disco will help hospital in Cwmbran blaze victims’ memory
11:20am Friday 8th February 2013 in News
A FUNDRAISER is to be held to remember three generations of the same family who died in a fire.
The news comes after the Cwmbran community was told that the house in which the family lived is to be demolished.
Kim Buckley, 46, her daughter Kayleigh, 17, and Kayleigh’s six-month-old baby, Kimberley, all died when fire ripped through their home on September 18 last year.
Bron Afon Housing Association sent letters out last week informing residents of Tillsland, Coed Eva, that contractors will be working on the house, number 15, to demolish it.
The contractors started work on Monday and are expected to complete the works in three weeks.
Coed Eva ward councillor Fiona Cross said: “I hope once the house is down their friends, family and the wider community may find some closure.
“The family will never be forgotten but remembered by the way they enriched the lives of others.”
Kim Buckley’s mother, Gwynn Swain, wants the community to celebrate her family’s lives and is holding a fundraiser on the weekend nearest to her daughter’s birthday, on February 23 at Coed Eva and Hollybush Community Hall.
The family disco will run between 7pm and 11pm, and includes a buffet and raffle.
Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for children, and will raise funds for the Royal Gwent Hospital Special Care Baby Unit. The hall’s committee offered the building for free and will also be volunteering on the night.
For more information about the fundraiser visit www.thewhitehut.org or for tickets call 07986 228454.
● Carl Anthony Mills, 28, pleaded not guilty to three charges of murder when he appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on January 11.
He was remanded in custody and is due to stand trial on June 24.