Heather Henshaw MBE passes away after lengthy battle with illness

The long standing volunteer and Trustee worked tirelessly for more than 44 years to make a difference to the lives of children and young people

It is with great sadness, that we announce our long serving volunteer and Trustee, Mrs Heather Henshaw MBE, passed away on Thursday 12 March, after a lengthy battle with illness.

Mark Wood, Chairman of the NSPCC Board of Trustees:
"In so many different ways Heather exemplified the perfect trustee: always diligent, never afraid to voice a concern always with those we work for, vulnerable children, at the front of her mind. We will miss her deeply"

Ann Morrison, Vice Chairman of the NSPCC Board of Trustees and friend:
"Heather was a remarkable person who worked tirelessly and passionately with the NSPCC for more than 44 years to make a difference to the lives of children and young people.

Heather was an inspiration to all our supporters in the Branches and Districts and across the country. We are privileged to have had such a valuable contribution from her at Board level during her six years as a Trustee. Her energy, commitment and lively personality made a real impression on everyone she came into contact with.

Heather said of the NSPCC that she was 'proud to have been a soldier in that fantastic army, which continues to fight for the rights and safety of children'. Children were at the heart of everything Heather did for us. She made a real impact on the lives of many children and young people and we will miss her."