Mr Brian Miller

Charity details

Simone Cowland Charitable Trust Limited

SCT was founded in 2006 to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers in memory of Simone Cowland, who tragically lost her battle with CF aged 36. To date, we have raised over £600,000 for CF sufferers and their families.

Simone was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, friend and a very proud aunty. Born with CF in February 1969 she very quickly learnt that her life was not to be strictly typical but she carried out her daily routines of physiotherapy and medication with both discipline and enthusiasm.

 

Determined not to let the disease beat her, Simone did all the things a teenager and young woman dreams of doing, including finding a job, having a wonderful social life, going horse riding and even getting married at the age of 21 to Brian. On her wedding day, she channelled Princess Diana perfectly with an enormous dress, full length veil and 9 bridesmaids!!

Simone graciously accepted the hand that life had dealt her and battled on for 36 years until sadly a serious infection took her life within 2 weeks.

 

Before she died, Simone spent a great deal of her time on the Foulis ward at the Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea. She was amazed and humbled by the staff there and how well they cared for her and her fellow sufferers. But like most hospital wards, facilities were tight and essential equipment sometimes hard to come by. Simone often discussed the need for help on the ward to make the stay in hospital a little easier. And so the SCT was born after her death.

Simone, like other CF sufferers, was an inspirational person. She was born knowing she would die young and she fought every day to make sure life was as full and wonderful as possible. She radiated love and was the epitome of sunshine on a rainy day. Her infectious laugh and smile will never be forgotten.

The energy and motivation of the SCT to its continuing support of the Foulis Ward has been totally overwhelming and ensured that the quality of life for its patients, their relatives and the environment the staff work in is greatly improved. Many of the resources now provided on the Foulis Ward would not be there today if it were not for the continuing support of the SCT. Their commitment to providing and maintaining these resources is second to none and for this I have nothing but the utmost respect and thanks for them. – Stephen Barton, Senior Nurse/Modern Matron of Foulis Ward

 

Registered Number 1116036

http://www.simonecowlandtrust.co.uk

Messages of condolence

In loving memory of Brian Miller who will be sorely missed by so many and grateful thanks for the money he raised for this and other charities.

Mrs Linda Barrow

Rest in Peace Brian, With our love, Joy Colin and families

Mr & Mrs Colin & Joy Burton

A gentle guest, a willing host. Affection deeply planted - It's strange that those we miss the most, are those we take for granted. RIP Dear Brian

Mr John Styles

In memory of a great man and a true friend. Roger & Phyllis

Mr Roger Clark

IN MEMORY OF BRIAN MILLER, A VERY POPULAR AND FRIENDLY MAN, AS SEEN BY THE LOVELY TURNOUT TO HIS SERVICE YESTERDAY. BRIAN PROVIDED MANY MAGICAL MOMENTS IN HIS LIFE AND WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED BY THE MAGIC CIRCLE. MAY YOU WAVE YOUR WAND HIGH IN THE SKY AFTER A LIFE WELL LIVED.

Mr BRIAN CATTELL

In Memory of the late Brian Miller a friend who will be sadly missed.

Mr Brian Fisher

In memory of a great magician, friend, and long standing contributor to the successes of the British Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, from Alan Maskell, and Moira, Graham, Mandy and Rena Fletcher

Mr Alan Maskell

In memory of Brian Miller

Mrs M. R. McBride

When one of our members dies it is customary for the Magic Circle to make a donation to a charity chosen by the family. I enclose this donation in memory of the Late Brian Miller.

The Magical Circle