End of era at Franklin Silver Lining Trust
For the past nine years, Donna Miller has helped the Franklin community to find silver linings.
Miller has been part of Franklin Silver Lining Trust since it started in 2008, and in March this year she stepped down from the trust.
The trust is a non profit organisation providing special breaks for people in Franklin and their families who are affected by adversity.
Miller was taking care of her husband Andrew who had terminal cancer at the time the trust started.
Miller said trust founder Megan van Lieshout wanted to support the Franklin community in their time of need.
‘‘There were a few people at that time that she knew were going through tough times and he [Andrew] was one of them.’’
She remembers the first fundraiser the trust held on St Patrick’s Day in 2008.
‘‘Even though it was a tough time because my husband was really sick, it was really good.’’
Her two sons Liam, 17 and Callum Miller, 14, were young boys when they lost their father.
After her husband passed away, Miller stayed on board as trust secretary.
Over the years, her sons have often helped at fundraisers and Miller has enjoyed working with a group of people who were focused on supporting the community.
‘‘It’s nice to see people enjoying themselves and making some
‘‘It’s nice to see people enjoying themselves and making some money for the trust.’’
Donna Miller has left the Franklin Silver Lining Trust after nine years of working for the charity organisation.