£8,000 raised for Maid Marion Cancer Charities

The news comes after more than 200 friends and family turned out for Sally’s funeral on Friday at Dale Hill in Locko Park.

She died on June 16, aged 39, after a battle with breast cancer.

Sally had a natural burial with the service conducted by her husband, Nottingham’s official Robin Hood, 53-year-old Tim Pollard from Beeston.

 The wake was held at Castle Rock Brewery in Nottingham where the Harvest Pale Ale was renamed Sally Pollard for one day.

Sally was a lecturer and researcher in human molecular genetics at The University of Nottingham.

She was diagnosed with the disease in July 2015 after she started noticing changes in her breasts.


Sally with her daughter Scarlett

She visited her local GP and specialists confirmed the devastating news that it had spread to her bones and liver.

Sally and her husband Tim Pollard received help from a number of charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, during her fight against the disease.

As a ‘thank you’ for that support, Tim set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money for Macmillian Cancer Support, the Red Cross, Nottingham City Hospital’s Hayward House Specialist Palliative Care Unit, Nottingham and Treetops Hospices and Maggie’s Nottingham on Friday, June 30.

Mr Pollard said that so far £3,980 has been raised online with the rest handed to him in person.

He said: “I am overwhelmed and blown away by the amount of love that people have shown for Sal. The support for me and the family is incredible. It is a big amount we have raised so far and it will be able to go towards supporting other families in the same position that we were in.

“Sal had a natural burial. As the coffin was brought to the site Sal’s favourite rock song – Reckless Love (Bad Ass) was played. It was our album. I spoke about how much I will miss her, but we celebrated her life rather than mourning her death.

“It was an occasion filled with love.”

You can still donate to Sal’s fund at https://www.gofundme.com/sally-pollard-s-thank-you…

Thanks to Sally Pollard of the Nottingham Post for this story – See the original here


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