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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Cat Meade and family now home after Spanish 'nightmare' holiday

* Cat Meade, left, her son Connor and her mother are now safely back home.

At the end of her family's week-long Spanish "nightmare" holiday Llangollen community champion Cat Meade has returned home to thank the scores of people who came to their support.

As llanblogger has been reporting, she and young son Connor and her elderly mother were stranded in Benidorm over Christmas when the older lady took ill with a chest infection early on in their dream break arranged as a special treat after she recovered from Covid.  

And as Cat, a huge supporter of local good causes, haggled with her insurance company over how best to get her mother safely home and worried about extending their hotel accommodation friends in Llangollen rallied round to send their love over social media and raise over £1,200 through an online funding site to help them out.

At one stage a worried Cat described the family's plight as a "living nightmare".

But yesterday (Saturday) things took a turn for the better when she posted on her Facebook page that the family had at last been able to fly home.

She said: "We are HOME! Thank you to my amazing friends and everyone that's helped us get home both financially and with loving support.

"We couldn't have done it without you all. You are all amazing! 

"Mum's tired but good and happy to be home. Let's hope the New Year brings health and happiness - and a lotto win so I can pay you all back.

"Happy New Year to you lovely lot. xxx"  

The pledges of cash support for the family flooded in after Cat's friend Jane Townend launched the Gofundme page.

In just a few days a total of £1,270 had been promised by a total of 65 donors.

Jane said that the money would either be used to provide immediate financial help for the stranded family or to pay for another holiday after Cat's mother made a full recovery once back at home.

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