A MUM who lost her 22-year-old daughter in a tractor tragedy has lent her support to a hospice to highlight a room which helped her family grieve.

Chloe Farrell, a former pupil at Howells School in Denbigh and Rydal Penrhos in Colwyn Bay, died in May 2017 after the tractor she was riding on overturned and crushed her at a holiday park in Abersoch.

Chloe’s mum Karen received a phone call telling her that there had “been an accident” and her daughter was being airlifted to hospital.

During a frantic journey, she received a further call – about 15 to 20 minutes later – to tell her Chloe had died from her injuries.

Karen was distraught.

The tragedy occurred 12 years after Karen had to break the news to her children that their father had died.

Speaking of the aftermath of the death of her daughter, she said: “I couldn’t bear to think of my vibrant, healthy daughter in a hospital mortuary or a funeral home.”

Karen knew of Ty Gobaith and the Snowflake Room – a special temperature controlled room where children, who have died, can spend time before their funeral so their families and friends can say goodbye.

“Kate from Tŷ Gobaith called and said she would take care of everything,” said Karen.

“She called me again to say that Chloe had arrived and we could go and see her whenever we wanted to.

“She said she looked beautiful.”

Karen found her favourite photo of Chloe, sister to Brad, Laura and Dan and stepdaughter to David, which showed her wearing her bobble hat, fluffy jacket and her hair in pigtails.

She searched for the clothes and gave them and the photos to the nurses at Tŷ Gobaith.

The nurses then dressed Chloe and did her hair and make-up.

More than 50 of Chloe’s friends and families came to the hospice.

Some sat in the private gardens outside the snowflake room while others came and chatted to Chloe and said their goodbyes.

Her best friends put an angel wing bracelet on Chloe’s wrist, brought in her favourite scented candles and played her favourite Ed Sheeran CD.

Karen is bravely sharing her experience to raise awareness of the Snowflake Room.

She said it gave her family the strength to carry on and to ensure that no one faces the death of a child along.

Karen, a longtime supporter of Tŷ Gobaith – both personally and through her company Crime Prevention Services – added: “It is so easy to think that this sort of tragedy happened only to other people.

“I was one of those people who thought it would never happen to me.

“But it did and I am so grateful that that Tŷ Gobaith was there to help us.”

Ty Gobaith and Hope House have made a video called Chloe’s story.

Visit www.tygobaithstories.org.uk or view the video at www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk

Information is also shared on how people can donate.