Emmie Smillie died aged 34 on 26th July 2015 after a long but brave battle with cancer. Emmie who was brought up in the east end of Glasgow, was treasured by her parents and adored by her twin brother Andrew and sisters Elisa and Sarah-Jane. The family are exceptionally close as they all work together in the family business AS Scaffolding.
Understandably, Emmie’s death has left a huge void in the family’s life and each working day brings a new reminder of what they have lost. To honour Emmie’s memory, her family decided to set up The Emmie Smillie Charity Foundation with the aim of raising money in support of various Scottish hospices and organisations within the Glasgow area which provide services to people affected by cancer.
On Monday, 15th April at 29 Members’ Club in Glasgow with the help of some famous faces from the footballing world, the family were delighted to hand over £300,000 to Kilbryde Hospice, St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, St Andrew’s Hospice, The Beatson Cancer Charity, Marie Curie Care and Support, Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. The money had been raised by the Foundation hosting charity events including a ladies lunch, golf day, bike ride along with donations.
The Emmie Smillie Charity Foundation would like to thank everyone who has contributed over the past year with a special thank you to 29 Members’ Club for their outstanding hospitality and they hope to have another successful year as they are already planning another ladies lunch and a golf day.
To find out more visit: www.emmiesmilliecharityfoundation.org