Susan Millar (right) with Marie Curie fund-raiser Petra McMillan.
By Petra McMillan
So sad to hear of the death today of Susan Millar, who just four months ago helped us raise more than £21,000 for our Marie Curie Spring Clean appeal.
A breast cancer survivor, Susan got in touch keen to involve her colleagues at Bank of Scotland branches in Dundee, Angus and Fife.
Together they donated 123 bags of clothing and bric-a-brac to the 580 we had already harvested from customers at Jessie’s Kitchen.
Thanks to them we ‘bought’ a Marie Curie nurse for a full year so that other families facing terminal illness could receive free professional nursing care at home, at the end of life.
At a time when so much of our fundraising has been decimated by the pandemic, it was a very welcome cash injection.
Sadly weeks later Susan learned her cancer had returned and it was terminal.
She leaves behind her husband and three children.
I am forever grateful to Susan for thinking of our families, for supporting Marie Curie and, above all, for reminding me of the inestimable work that our nurses do.