Charity event to thank Marie Curie Hospice

Jennifer with her dad on her wedding day
Jennifer with her dad on her wedding day

A Milngavie woman is organising a charity night for Marie Curie Hospice in memory of her dad who received care there during his illness.

Jennifer Bremner’s father, Johnny Smyth, from Bearsden, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2005 and sadly passed away in September 2013 after the cancer had spread. He was just 59 years old.

Jennifer said: “My dad was truly amazing.

“He fought the illness with great courage and strength and will always be remembered with such love and respect by so many.

“It is impossible to find words to adequately thank the doctors, nurses and all the staff for the wonderful care and support my dad received at the hospice for a number of years. It is important to me to do something to thank them for looking after him so well.”

Jennifer says her friends (Alison, Hazel, Jennifer and Andrew) have been a huge support. They have walked the West Highland Way with her twice. The first time they raised £4,500 for Cancer Research and then £2,939 for the hospice in North Glasgow.

Last year they joined the Daffodil Appeal and Jennifer is doing it again this year.

The charity evening is being held in Cyan bar and restaurant in Stewart Street, Milngavie, on Friday, March 27, from 7pm to 1am, and local band “The Poor Boys” are going to perform.

Jennifer also plans to have a DJ, raffle, a bite to eat and hopefully an auction - all donations of prizes would be gratefully received. Tickets are £12. To book or to donate prizes please call Jennifer on 07852 348838 or email jennyoliviasmyth@gmail.com