JENNIFER GILL, BCAv
Inspirational Jennifer Gill has helped raise more than £455,000 for families affected by cancer after losing her own child to the disease.Jennifer, along with her husband Andy, created the LoveOliver charity in 2011 in memory of their first son, Oliver, who died from a rare and aggressive form of cancer on Christmas Day 2010 aged just 24 weeks.
Not only have they helped more than 295 families across Scotland with financial support, they’ve distributed nearly 600 supermarket vouchers to newly diagnosed families.The charity has expanded the practical support it provides to families to include every newly diagnosed childhood cancer family in Scotland.
Jennifer wants to do all she can to help other families facing the same devastating journey. She thoughtfully chooses gifts for children with cancer, provides supplies for therapists as well as toys, games and books for hospital wards, plus various donations for the CLIC Sargent house in Edinburgh.
Jennifer says: “The financial pressures on families of children with cancer are enormous so we want to relieve that as much as we can. Any publicity for the LoveOliver charity helps no end”.
Nominated by: Mairi Black &Sheila Morrison