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21 April 2017

An “inspirational” young woman from Wrexham received a charity donation from the Mayor of Wrexham.

Catrin Pugh, who survived a fire on a coach during a trip to the Alps in 2013, met Cllr John Pritchard, the Mayor of Wrexham, to discuss her ongoing work as an ambassador for a charity which works to support burns victims.

Catrin was given a one-in-a-thousand chance of survival after being badly burned in a coach fire in the French Alps – but since the accident, she has undergone a continued rehabilitation and recovery process.

She has since gone on to work with the Katie Piper Foundation – a charity which provides support for people with scarring from burns and other ailments, and supports burns survivors during recovery.

Catrin is a motivational speaker and ambassador for the charity, and attends events throughout the country to discuss her recovery and the support she received from the Foundation.

The Mayor presented Catrin with a cheque for £100 for the Foundation during the visit to the Guildhall, which was also attended by Catrin’s parents Carl and Sara and her sister Mari.

Cllr Pritchard said: “It was a pleasure to meet Catrin and her family, and to have the chance to sit and chat with them during their visit to the Guildhall.

“Catrin is an inspirational young woman, and I was very glad of the opportunity to hear about the work she’s undertaken with the Katie Piper Foundation.”

Catrin said: “After my accident happened, I had no idea that opportunities like this would arise.

“It was a pleasure to meet the Mayor and Mayoress, and to receive such a generous donation for a charity that does so much good, and has made such a huge difference to my own life.”