Philly Gower died at the age of 20 in 2002 at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. She had suffered from cancer for two years.
Thanks to the generosity of many friends, £30,000 was raised to fund the library of the Maggie's Centre which was under construction at the time. This seemed an appropriate way in which to recognise Philly's thirst for knowledge and – more importantly – to create a new avenue of support for cancer patients and their families.
Proceeds from a Glenalmond College cookery book and a close harmony CD recorded by Old Radleians with their former teacher, Peter Gritton,
together with funds raised through coffee mornings, concerts, dinner dances, garden open days, marathon running and line dancing enabled a total of £50,000 to be passed to the Dundee Maggie’s centre in 2009.
The additional £20,000 has helped to provide the Maggie Centre garden with Antony Gormley’s sculpture “Another Time”, shown in these photos, complementing the inspirational design of Frank Gehry's building and serving as active testimony to the underlying belief of Charles and Maggie Jencks, founders of these Centres, in the power which architecture and art can play in the healing process.
Robert & Pauline Gower