A lovely sur­prise for my amaz­ing big sis­ter

Flow­ers say it all for fam­ily

Wishaw Press - - BENEFIT CAP BLASTED ABUSE OF TRUST - Lynn Love

Af­ter years of help­ing oth­ers in times of heartache, it was Wishaw mum An­gela Quinn’s turn to be thought of.

An­gela was over the moon when her sis­ter Pauline Cut­ler sur­prised her with a gor­geous bou­quet of flow­ers af­ter nom­i­nat­ing her for our weekly com­pe­ti­tion.

‘Amaz­ing’ An­gela has spent the last few years fundrais­ing along with her fam­ily to pro­vide cud­dle cots for lo­cal un­der­tak­ers.

Cud­dle cots are cool­ing mat­tresses that can be placed in a cot or a pram.

They al­low par­ents to stay with them for days be­fore their baby’s funeral, al­low­ing them to hug and dress them and spend pre­cious time with them be­fore say­ing good­bye.

Pauline said: “An­gela is an amaz­ing per­son who al­ways thinks of oth­ers be­fore her­self.

“She’s a bril­liant big sis­ter to me and is al­ways there for my­self and the rest of the fam­ily when we need her. We can’t thank her enough for what she does for ev­ery­one.”

Pauline and An­gela’s an Ed­in­burgh cre­ma­to­rium two years ear­lier.

They went on to raise £1600 for a cud­dle cot which they handed over last year to Mcal­lis­ter’s funeral di­rec­tors in Wishaw.

They have now raised enough funds to pur­chase four of these ex­pen­sive cots.

Both Pauline and An­gela were mo­ti­vated to fundraise for cud­dle cots due to their own ex­pe­ri­ences of loss.

Nine­teen years ago, Pauline lost a baby and, also in the 1990s, An­gela had the heartache of los­ing four ba­bies.

An­gela was emo­tional when Pauline sur­prised her at house with the flow­ers.

Pauline added: “I told her to make sure she would be in be­cause I was pop­ping round for a cuppa. She had no idea what was go­ing on when I turned up with the Wishaw Press pho­tog­ra­pher and the flow­ers. It was a lovely sur­prise for her. She was over the moon.”

She’s a bril­liant big sis­ter to me

Flow­ers win­ner An­gela Quinn with Pauline Cut­ler who nom­i­nated her

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