Remembering Rhys Williams

We’re sending sincere condolences and appreciation to the family of Rhys Williams, who sadly passed away on 17th July. 

Rhys was a respected member of the Hijinx Board of Management for about five years. His quirky sense of humour and ability to think outside the box brought new insights to discussions at Board meetings. He loved our work, our commitment to inclusion and in believing theatre was for everyone regardless of their background. 

He was Head of English at Lampeter School for many years - inspiring thousands of young people with his love of language and encouragement to believe in themselves and be the best they could be. 

He moved to Cardiff to work for the NUT, before taking up a post at The National Assembly to work in Members Support services. Over the years he supported many members including writing speeches for Rhodri Morgan AM when he was First Minister. He continued working part time for Joyce Watson AM until his health started to fail. 

Rhys was a Ponty boy with a passion for football and a Cardiff City season ticket holder. He brought such joy and laughter into the lives of all who knew him and will be sorely missed, particularly by his wife Margaret and two daughters. His family have asked for donations to be sent to Hijinx in his memory, and we thank the family for their generosity and thoughfulness at this desperately sad time.