Family and friends remember and celebrate the life of Wendy Butler
Colleagues from Royal Bank of Scotland recently got together for a tribute night in memory of their friend, Wendy Butler. Wendy sadly died from pancreatic cancer in February 2012 after a heroic battle with the disease. Her boss, Chris Sullivan wanted an event to raise money for the charity in a venue that Wendy had previously enjoyed.
Hosting the night of live entertainment was The Luxe in Spitalfields, who kindly contributed towards the fundraising effort. A fantastic live band performed getting everyone up on their feet and Wendy’s friends and family got the chance to remember her in fine tradition; through memories and music. The various raffle prizes and door entry fees raised around £1,400 for Pancreatic Cancer Action. But more importantly the evening was filled with laughter and smiles; an appropriate tribute.
Wendy’s friend and colleague, Sue Maddams, has kindly shared with us this poem that she wrote for the event:
Wendy Butler : This is Your Night
We weren’t sure how to show we cared
So we chose a venue that we’d shared
Relations and friends gathered at the site
To give you one hell of a tribute nite
We all paid a tenner to get through the door
Spent loads on winning raffle prizes galore
The band played songs all through the night
We sang and danced – t’was a marvellous sight
We remembered you with fond memories
And raised over a grand – we hope you were pleased
Wendy, the night was a ball and you were the star
And our thoughts are with you, wherever you are!
Pancreatic Cancer Action would like to thank all those who took part in this wonderful tribute to Wendy’s life and who generously raised so much money for a cause she passionately supported.
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