Getting To Know…
◆ Mum was fun, feisty, fabulous and the light of our lives. My mum was the most important person in my life, and there isn’t a day goes by when I don’t miss her. Mum was my biggest supporter and travelled all over the country to watch me per form in theatre.
◆ The support that Macmillan provide is hard to put into words. My mum, Annie, had battled various different cancers for 20 odd years valiantly and bravely, and we were fortunate to have Macmillan there to help us with the practical things as well as the emotional support they gave to the whole family.
◆ Mum had a fantastic relationship with her Macmillan nurses and they were essential to her, and all of us, in her last weeks. They were like family and I will always love them from the bottom of my heart.
Mum was glamorous, and it was something of real importance to her no matter what the situation. After a particularly long operation for cancer, I couldn’t quite work out what she was saying, until I realised she wanted to apply her lippy before the hunky surgeon did his rounds!
◆ My run in Windinthe Willows will have just come to an end ahead of World’s Biggest Coffee Morning but I may arrange an early one backstage at the London Palladium with the cast. I’ll have a look the Macmillan Coffee Morning website where there’s a fantastic interactive map showing the closest coffee mornings so I may surprise someone by popping along to one!
Denise and her much-loved mum