Gillian Ward lived in Largs. She was a wife and a mother of two boys.
She was remarkable only for the fact that she loved life and made those around her feel happy.
On December 2005 Gillian died of cancer.
Her husband, Les, wanted to honour her memory and at the same time make a real difference to the lives of others who suffer from the same illness. Les and a group of his friends had a meeting and decided to organise a campaign to raise money to provide practical and meaningful help for people who suffer from cancer.
Our objective became to raise sufficient funds to provide and maintain respite accommodation for cancer sufferers, their families and carers in Ayrshire and other parts of Scotland.
Our initial target was the purchase of suitable two bedroom accommodation in Largs and to provide an annual sum sufficient for repairs and running costs.
No one involved receives any income or any other material benefit from this project. Our aim is to simply make a difference to the lives of individuals who suffer from cancer and at the same time honour a fine lady.
The intention is to raise funds from well organised events and to involve as many people from the community as possible.