Amie Willcocks tells us why she set up a tribute fund in memory of her mum, Linda.
A generous spirit
My beautiful Mum, Linda Brown, died from breast cancer on 23 January this year.
Mum really was a very special lady with so many admirable qualities, selfless to a fault, fun and endlessly generous, she brightened the lives of all she met with her friendly and caring nature. She had the most generous spirit, never asking for much but always giving all that she had. She could never pass a homeless person on the street without talking to them and giving them some money and was a regular donor to many charities.
She was also the bravest person we have ever known and we are so very proud of the tremendous strength and dignity she showed throughout her cruel illness; when there was hope she embraced it, and when things took a turn for the worse she accepted it with such grace and strength.
How Breast Cancer Care helped
The support and information that Mum received from Breast Cancer Care was invaluable; especially the opportunity to speak to someone directly who had first-hand experience of breast cancer through the Someone Like Me service. This unique opportunity enabled Mum to discuss her feelings, fears and concerns with someone who could fully relate to her and understand. It also gave Mum the chance to offload some of the emotions and questions that were constantly running through her mind, which she tried to shield us from.
We want to give something back
I set up a tribute fund in loving memory of Mum who is, without doubt, our personal hero, greatest inspiration and our greatest fan. With her unwavering support, we were able to achieve so much and know that she will always be by our side.
A tribute fund is a way of celebrating someone's life by creating a mini website dedicated to them. Messages and memories can be shared on the site along with the opportunity to donate money or support fundraising activity. Any money that we can raise in our tribute fund will help ensure that the same support, care and hope are available to others facing the turmoil of this cruel, life-threatening illness, which will be fantastic. It will also be a wonderful tribute to a truly special lady and devoted Mum, who will always be remembered with gratitude and deepest love.
If you’d like to set up a tribute fund in memory of someone special, visit Breast Cancer Care’s In memory giving pages to find out how to do it, as well as other ways to give in someone’s memory.