A TEAM who cared for a Pembroke woman during her final months have reached out to thank her family,

When Margaret Powell, from Pembroke, fell ill in December 2017, the Care at Home Team was asked to assist her.

During this time the team would visit her up to three times a day, supporting her personal care needs and providing emotional support.

Aelwen Lee from Care at Home said the team often spoke to Mr and Mrs Powell about rugby, as they were both big fans.

Ms Lee said: “Sadly Mrs Powell’s condition became worse, but thanks to the Care at Home team she was able to be at home surrounded by her family when she passed away in June 2018, with support from the amazing carers she and the family had known for the last six months.”

Following her death, Mr Powell and family requested that donations be made for the Care at Home team instead of flowers. A generous amount of £1,300 was donated to the team.

With this money the team have been able to purchase a sat nav and dash cam for each of the three work cars, winter survival kits for all cars, including blankets, torches, and car maintenance kits.

As well as other items to help keep the staff safe while out and about covering the whole of Pembrokeshire.

Eifion Powell, Mrs Powell’s husband paid tribute to his wife and the carers who looked after her.

Mr Powell said his wife had been passionate about three things, in particular, the cubs, Pembroke RFC and Bethany chapel.

“In rain, sun and all she sold raffle tickets to raise money for the rugby club and she ran a very successful savings club for the RFC.

“She had the club at heart, the chapel at heart and the cubs at heart, everything she did was to perfection.

“The treatment they gave her was top class, it was excellent.”

Mr Powell added he hoped more people would give to the team.

The Care at Home team is an NHS team that provides support to people in their own homes, a mixture of palliative and on-going health needs across the whole of Pembrokeshire.

Ms Lee added: “The equipment we have been able to purchase will help maintain the safety of the team.”