The Board Members and staff of Croydon BME Forum are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of its longest standing board member, Alice Albertha Allison, who passed away on 18th June 2016.
Alice was a formative member of Croydon BME Forum, representing Croydon Sickle Cell and Thalassemia support group.
Alice had a passion and talent for community service, civic engagement and leadership in the community. Alice had a particular commitment to the health and well being needs of communities, and in her usual calm and reserved manner contributed vastly to ensuring that the voice of communities are heard and local service improved.
Alice particularly promoted the needs of people affected by the long term conditions of Sickle cell and Thalassemia, delivery direct support services to them as well as presenting their needs to the local NHS bodies, various boards and the local authority.
Her commitment to Croydon’s BME Voluntary sector is second to none, she has been the longest serving member of CBME’s board having joined in December 2003; Alice became the Secretary of the Forum in 2006, a role she played until her last day.
Chair of Croydon BME Forum Mr Patrick Reid said; “There are very few people who put themselves forward to serve the community, not asking to be recognised or rewarded; Alice is one such special person, selfless, dedicated and relentless in giving herself in the service of others. We should all be proud of her contribution in advancing the cause of Croydon’s black and minority ethnic communities. She will be missed dearly and we pray that her soul rest in perfect peace”.
Chief Executive Mr Nero Ughwujabo said; “Alice has been a source of wisdom and strength for the Forum and to me personally. I am grateful to her for her dedication and her resilience.
The board, staff and members of Croydon BME Forum celebrate the life and contributions of Alice Albertha Allison.
‘Say not in grief, she is no more
but live in thankfulness that she was’.