Get­ting To Know…

Denise Welsh

My Weekly - - Contents -

◆ 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

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