Caring Together received the sad news last week that Mary Godfrey, our chair of trustees, had passed away. Mary had been involved with Caring Together for nearly the best part of two decades. She had been pivotal in so much that we have done over that time that it will be hard to imagine moving forward without her being a part of that. Her vision and calm guiding hand will be sorely missed. However her legacy will be felt in us facing the future with confidence in what we do and the importance of our work. Mary’s funeral will take place at the Lawnswood Crematorium in Leeds on Monday 21st September at 11am. The ceremony will be for close family only and the numbers that can attend are strictly limited. There will hopefully be some sort of Memorial for Mary at a later date (possibly using technology or maybe a gathering) and we would welcome anyone letting us know if they would like to be involved in any way, or pay a Tribute. Mary’s family would really like personal tributes or thoughts from anyone who knew her so they can use them for this purpose.
Caring Together also lost another member of the trustee board recently. Alistair Simpson was our treasurer. It was quite inspirational the way in which Alistair joined in with everything and sought out new opportunities. He initially joined us as a member before settling into his role as a trustee really well prior to Covid and had proved to be a really good appointment as treasurer. Best wishes to his family and friends at this sad time.