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White roses planted in memory of Wigan woman

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Left to right- Sam Garvie and Elaine Davies stood next to Jason Banks (Ward Manager), Louise Harrison (Head Receptionist), Anne-Marie Kelly (Macmillian Manager) and Sandra Lomas

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust’s Cancer Care Centre have had a generous donation of two planters that will hold white roses in memory of a Wigan woman.

The planters given to Targeted Youth Support Services (TYSS) within Wigan Council for refurbishment by the owner of Speedy Movers in Hindley, Wigan, were restored by young people, a volunteer and community deal support workers from TYSS as part of Youth Justice community orders, by sanding them down and re-painting them.

Elaine Davies, who works as a Victim Worker for TYSS, on a visit to a client who was a victim of youth crime, discussed Restorative Justice with him. He felt he would like any reparation work done, as part of the young person’s order, to benefit Wigan Cancer Care Centre in honour of his late wife Susan Davies, who passed away from cancer last July.

Elaine asked Susan’s husband what her favourite flower was and he responded, “White roses”.

Cathy Morley, who also works for Wigan Council as Community Deal Coordinator, liaised with Elaine (victim worker), the cancer care suite and the Lead Nurse Janet Irvine to have the planters restored and donated to the hospital.

Janet said; “We are so grateful for the donation of the two planters, the white roses will look lovely in the garden and I am sure will be beautiful in bloom in the spring.”

Susan’s husband has shown his support in the past by raising money for the Cancer Care Centre at Wigan Infirmary.

“Susan and her husband felt like part of our family,” said Jason Banks, Lead Chemo Ward Manager.

“I treated Susan throughout a long period of time. All of us were very friendly with them both. We can’t thank everyone involved for this lovely gesture”.

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