Family hit by triple tragedy as dad dies a few years after son, 12 and daughter, 18

Nick Breese and Casey Breese donated £750 to the Wales Air Ambulance charity in 2009. (SWNS)
Nick Breese and Casey Breese donated £750 to the Wales Air Ambulance charity in 2009. (SWNS)

A family were left triply heartbroken after a father passed away a few years after the deaths of his son, 12, and daughter, 18.

Dad Nick Breese died from a blood clot last year, nearly a decade after his son Casey was crushed to death.

Casey was playing with friends in a field in Caersws, Wales, in 2011 when a goalpost fell on him.

His sister Kelly, 18, was subsequently killed in 2013 when the car she was driving hit a tree.

Their cousin Ffion Jones, 20, is now trying to raise thousands of pounds for the Welsh Air Ambulance, which Breese and Casey donated to in 2009.

Ffion said: “I am super excited about doing the skydive, and at the moment I’m not nervous.

"My family and friends think that I am absolutely crazy for doing it. One family member said 'never in a million years' would they do a skydive.

“The Wales Air Ambulance is a charity that has always been close to me and my family."

Ffion said the ambulance service was called out when Breese was crushed, airlifting him to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, where he later died.

"I felt that it was important to give back and therefore I want to raise as much money for the Wales Air Ambulance as I can,” Ffion said.

“This was unbearable news to hear for us all as a family, as well as their friends. They will all be extremely missed and forever in our hearts."

Ffion is also raising funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, after the hospital saved the life of her close friend Willow.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ffion's skydive was rescheduled from last year, and will now take place at Swansea Airport on Sunday 8 August.

As well as receiving donations from friends and family, Ffion has done quiz nights and bag packing to raise funds.

Dougie Bancroft, Wales Air Ambulance community coordinator, said: “Ffion has already raised an incredible £3,000 in aid of two important causes.

"Despite the heartache the family has suffered, Ffion has taken it upon herself to jump out of a plane in memory of her cousins and uncle to raise money for charity.”