Burnley fund-raiser dies aged 87

Marion Pott
Marion Pott

A tireless fund-raiser for charities in Burnley, Mrs Marion Pott, has died after a short illness.

Mrs Pott, who was a popular and respected member of the Burnley Mayoress’ Committee, died in Burnley General Hospital aged 87.

Mum was a very kind person who will be missed by a lot of people

Son Michael

A keen golfer for Towneley Ladies, Mrs Pott had recently celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary to husband Ken.

Their only child Michael, who now lives in Northumberland, said: “Mum was quite a reserved lady who enjoyed fund-raising for charity.

“She helped to raise a lot of money for Pendleside Hospice and enjoyed being on the Mayoress’ Committee although she had no real interest in politics.

“My parents lived in Todmorden Road for most of their married lives and she devoted her later years to looking after my father.”

Mrs Pott worked as a comptometer operator in her working life, which was an early form of calculator.

She later worked in the advertising department at the Burnley Express.

Michael added: “Mum was a very kind person who will be missed by a lot of people.”

Mrs Pott also leaves a sister Joan, who lives in Cheshire.

Her funeral is being held today (Monday) at Burnley Crematorium.