The Williams family have recently launched a fundraising campaign in memory of a beloved son, brother, friend, and colleague, Benji Mallett-Williams who sadly passed away on 25th December 2023, aged 34.

Benji, a dedicated Cardiff and Vale University Health Board colleague, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 2001 when he was 12 years old. Throughout his journey, the Paediatric Diabetes team at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board provided unwavering support to Benji and his family when navigating the challenges faced as a consequence of the diagnosis.

In appreciation of the great care and dedication exhibited by the Paediatric Diabetes team, the Williams family are welcoming donations that will directly contribute to supporting the department. The team tirelessly work to support, care for, educate, and advocate not only for children and young people diagnosed with diabetes but also for their families.

Kimberly Williams said: “Benji struggled throughout his adult life with the management of his diabetes as well as associated medical complications. Therefore, we as a family would like all raised donations to aid the ongoing educational programmes and family support provided by the diabetes team on positive diabetes management and to lay the foundations children and young people need to go on and live a happy and healthy life, despite having a diabetes diagnosis.”

“We as a family would like to thank you in advance for any generous donations made. We know the huge difference this team makes for children and young people diagnosed with diabetes.”

The Williams family invite everyone to join them in honouring Benji’s memory by contributing to this cause, ensuring that the Paediatric Diabetes team at CAVUHB continues the vital work in making a positive difference in the lives of young people and families affected by diabetes.

To donate, please visit the JustGiving page.

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