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Millie O’Connor – Saluting Our Sisters

In 2015 Millie started her journey as an Industrial Chaplain at Sandwell Council House.

“It was a privilege, honour and a delight to have been asked to do my Chaplaincy at Oldbury council House. My main purpose as a Chaplin is to provide a listening ear to all employees, from various ethnic groups and diverse backgrounds.”

Millie offers support during challenging times, such as Faith, Life, Families or work-related issues. As well as face to face support, She also give the opportunity to staff members to reach out with any concerns, her support is not just limited to business hours.

Millie is focused on creating a more positive and supportive work environment, where people feel valued, motivated, and connected.

Millie’s work in the community has stretched over 40 years and in addition to being a chaplain, she has worked for the NHS in various hospitals in Sandwell, West Midlands and across the country as a qualified nurse. She also has been a specialise nurse for looking after premature babies. In 1986, she took a short break from nursing and decided to do a Childminding course also became a foster carer, fostering more than 100 children, over the years. 

Millie is also a Missionary and a devout Christian. She has had the pleasure of being invited to numerous places of worship, from various religious communities all over the country and overseas. In 2003 she was invited as guest speaker to the Philippines, Resulting in the creation of 2004 Millie’s Foundation.

“I set this Charity up to support disadvantaged children in the Philippines, UK, Africa and many other countries around the world. The Foundation sponsors children to go to school; we provide books, stationaries, feeding programs, Clothing, finance, etc. Millie’s Foundation also provide support to our local food Bank and one local school.”