Mamie Mollan was an artist and writer who, in her lifetime, supported anyone in difficulty or in need of recuperation. The Mamie Mollan Fund in her memory enables her spirit of generosity and warmth to live on.
The Mamie Mollan Fund awards grants to charities, community and voluntary groups, supporting people at a time of need or crisis. This includes supporting people who are experiencing difficult circumstances due to an illness, injury, disability, bereavement, financial difficulty or domestic violence.
The Fund also awards grants to groups who support people seeking solace or a way to overcome a particular difficulty such as respite, counselling, training and the development of new skills.
Example grants from this fund:
Topic of Cancer – £3,000
Topic of cancer provides local support services for cancer patients and their families in social meetings, exercise classes, and a choir. The charity manages 3 support groups which are funded by MacMillan and are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for patients and their families.
This funding will support the operational costs for the charity’s weekly choir that helps both cancer patients and their families through difficult times. Singing is very beneficial to patients in treatment and recovery, and complements the other Topic of Cancer support groups available to people at this time.
Rainbow Trust’s Children’s Charity – £1,500
The Rainbow Trust provides practical and emotional support to families throughout the country who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. The charity provides individually tailored support to approximately 1,000 families each year.
This funding supported the Surrey Care Team to host a series of Sibling Support Days over the course of 12 months for families who have a child diagnosed with a terminal illness. The charity were able to provide a day’s outing to Bockett’s Farm, Drusilla’s Park and a trip to the seaside, as well as a Christmas pantomime visit, a trip to Legoland and a cinema outing, in order for families of terminally ill children to spend much needed quality time together.