03 August 2015

Tributes Pour In After Scannappeal Patron Passes Away

Scannappeal’s Trustees, staff and volunteers were very sad to hear the news that the charity’s Principal Patron, Cilla Black, has passed away.  Cilla was actively involved with Scannappeal for nearly 20 years and has met thousands of supporters during that time.  She played a key part in the success of many Appeals for life-saving equipment, hosted receptions to thank donors and attended major fundraising events and private functions to thank the charity’s many volunteers.  Scannappeal’s Chairman, William Baxter CBE, said ‘As Principal Patron she worked tirelessly to help Scannappeal raise funds and to give supporters the recognition they deserved through her Patron’s Awards scheme. We have lost a remarkable person who brought sparkle and humour to every occasion.’