End of era at Franklin Sil­ver Lin­ing Trust

Franklin County News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - JOHN BOYN­TON

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.

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