Touching fundraiser in tribute to granddaughter Millie


Text by Jonathan White, photo provided by Tony and Margaret Woods


A fundraising charity event took place at the home of Margaret and Tony Woods in Minshull Vernon on the afternoon of Sunday 15th July 2018.

There were stalls including a tombola, bric-a-brac, books, home bake and a grand raffle. Refreshments were also available.

Margaret and Tony chose to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice as last year their granddaughter – Millie – was dying from a DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) brain tumour.

Millie’s parents nursed her at home and staff from the hospice visited Millie to give her relaxation massages.

When Millie passed away on 15th July 2017, aged 9 years old, staff visited again to take her finger prints to make silver charms of remembrance for her mum and dad.

Therefore, on the anniversary of Millie’s death, her family felt the need to pay back the hospice for their considerable support and kindness.

The event raised the fantastic total of £1,100 with all proceeds going to Claire House Children’s Hospice.


Image: Tony and Margaret Woods present the money raised to Loren Miller (manager of fundraising at Claire House Children’s Hospice).