Gillian Ward lived in Largs. She was a wife and a mother of two boys.
She was remarkable only for the fact that she loved life and made those around her feel happy.
On December 2005 Gillian died of cancer.
Her husband, Les, wanted to honour her memory and at the same time make a real difference to the lives of others who suffer from the same illness. Les and a group of his friends had a meeting and decided to organise a campaign to raise money to provide practical and meaningful help for people who suffer from cancer.
Their objective was to raise sufficient funds to provide and maintain respite accommodation for cancer sufferers, their families and carers in Ayrshire and other parts of Scotland. Their initial target was the purchase of a suitable two bedroom accommodation in Largs and to provide an annual sum sufficient for repairs and running costs. This has been achieved and they now also have a flat in Millport , Isle of Cumbrae.
Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Church support the work of Gillian’s Saltire Appeal and are holding a coffee morning on Saturday, 2 October between 09.30 and 12 noon in their church hall. Tea, coffee, home baking and a raffle on offer. Tickets priced £5 are available from Joyce Brown.
Please support this wonderful charity.