Tributes paid after Fenland council worker dies suddenly

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Council staff are planning to hold a collection in memory of a colleague after she collapsed at work and later died in hospital.

Liz McMillan, who worked on the the revenues and benefits team at Fenland District Council for more than 20 years, was taken ill while at work earlier this month.

She was taken to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where she later died.

In a joint statement, council leader John Clark and chief executive Paul Medd said: “Our thoughts are with Liz’s family and friends at this very sad time, including Liz’s daughter Tanya Shepherd, who worked in Member Services until very recently.

“Liz was a dedicated officer and a friend to many, and she will be greatly missed.”

Council workers now want to give their support one of Liz’s favourite charities to honour her memory.

Sam Anthony, the authority’s head of human resources, said: “Liz was a core part of Fenland, as she worked here for nearly 21 years.

“She was a much-loved and valued friend and colleague to many of us, and she will leave a big hole in our daily lives. Our hearts go out to her family, to whom she was absolutely devoted.

“I know that we would all want to do something to honour her memory, and the family have suggested that we hold a collection for a favourite charity.

“They will let us know which one in due course.”