THE family of a much-loved grandfather of two who has passed away from cancer have lunched an online fundraiser for Queenscourt Hospice in his memory.
Allan Trotter, 69, who who lived in Southport with his wife Ruth, passed away on April 30 at the hospice in Kew, which cares for patients with life-limiting illnesses from across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. Allan leaves behind his wife, Ruth, stepdaughters Maggie and Karen and two granddaughters.
Now Maggie has set up a donations page at Virgin Money Giving for her beloved step-dad – and she was amazed after it raised more than £1,000 in the first week. Counting offline donations, they have raised more than £2,100 but want to keep going to raise as much as they can.
Maggie told the Champion: “It was heart-breaking that he was not allowed any visitors inside and at the end due to coronavirus rules, which was very upsetting for the whole family. But he was cared for by an amazing team at Queenscourt who treated him so well - and we were so grateful to a family friend who is a nurse there who was with him a the end. We would love to raise as much money for them as is possible.
“Raising funds for them is the one thing that has been bringing us comfort and this difficult time.
“He was a wonderful husband, step dad and grandfather and will be deeply missed by his family and friends, here and in Scotland.”
To donate to their appeal, go to https://is.gd/bBhh22