‘Kind hearted’ Rena retires

By Julie Waters

THE North Down Marie Curie fundraising group has given their heartfelt thanks to Rena Johnston who has stepped down after 28 years service.

Rena was one of the longest serving members of the team which raises much needed funds to provide care for people with terminal illnesses and their families.

Rena has been hailed as a ‘valuable asset’ by the fundraising group members who also act as ambassadors, helping to raise awareness about Marie Curie’s important work.

Jennie Taylor, group treasurer, said: “Rena has recently stepped down from the Marie Curie North Down Fundraising Group, but her achievements are not ones to forget.  

“Rena’s dedication, knowledge, time and contribution made her a valuable asset to the group and her kind heart and warm, bubbly personality made her a huge hit with our many supporters and the committee members. Rena loved a cuppa and a chat.”  

She said: “We, as a committee, wanted to say a huge thank you to her for giving our group 28 years of her time and although she is stepping back from Marie Curie, Rena will always be involved with helping others in one way or another.”