We’re starting the week on a very sad note. We are devastated to hear our number 1 advocate and supporter, the terrific Tracey Miller, passed away suddenly on Friday 16th October. Our hearts and thoughts go out to Tracey’s husband Pete, her family and her friends.
Our business development director Chris first met Tracey and Pete at a Leicester Comedy Festival networking event at Curve Theatre and struck up a rapport after all three got picked on and dragged onto the stage. The rest, as they say, is history and for the past 5 years, Tracey has been a wonderful advocate and supporter of Soft Touch. As a long-term member of our business development board, she was well-liked by our staff, young people and other supporters and really understood how our work made a difference to young people.
She regularly came up with fantastic, off-the-wall, fun and unusual fundraising event ideas, which she would then organise brilliantly. She knew how to make things happen; ‘impossible’ was not a word that featured in her vocabulary and she certainly knew how to enjoy herself whilst making a difference.
Tracey raised thousands of pounds for our work over the years. She gave a huge amount of support to our business development director, Chris, in particular, and helped our board to make new connections and to spread the word about our work and impact.
Tracey had an inimitable style – glitter ball handbags, strings of pearls and off the shoulder frocks were wardrobe staples. But it was her cheeky smile, the laugh that made everyone laugh along with her, the mischievous glint in her eyes, and her fun, infectious presence that will be truly missed.
We know it’s not only Soft Touch that she supported: many other local charities benefitted from her involvement and will miss her presence, as will the local business community where she was so well-known and well-loved.
Tracey touched the lives of many and helped make the Leicester community a better place for everyone.
All at Soft Touch will miss her terribly.