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Pat help changed the future for thousands of kids


Pat as she wishes to be remebered 

Pat Allen and Sue Goldby have long been the inspiration and driving force behind CID’s St Helena’s Education and Welfare Programmes. Both sponsored the initial education tutorial programme set up nearly twenty years ago, that set the trend, which helped two to three thousand kids struggling for one reason or another with mainstream education, back into school and more recently even on to university careers. As joint project sponsors they tirelessly fundraised by treating guests to evenings of themed dinners whilst ensuring that they left a little donation to help promote their chosen project.

Both Pat and Sue have faced personal health challenges and in Pat’s case in nursing her husband David as he bravely faced terminal cancer, despite that their work and support has been unfaltering. Pat more recently was especially focused on the Caroline Allen Bursary, which she set up in memory of her murdered daughter Caroline, who was not allowed the chance to achieve her full potential, Pat made sure in her memory, that over a dozen other girls had little help in changing and reshaping their future.

A latterly quite frail Pat, although still in contact with world travelling Sue, had recently moved to Clevedon in Somerset to live near her daughters and was enjoying her new sheltered living lifestyle, her flat, the choice of fine dining on tap, the wonderful views, glorious weather, bracing air and the walks along the coast.

Sadly her daughter Liz has called to share the news, that her mother had suffered an major stroke, never regained consciousness but slipped quietly away surrounded by her family. Pat as ever, was well prepared and has left instructions that the children in the St Helena’s programme, were to receive the proceeds of the collection at her service of remembrance, and she has left a legacy to help continue her work. Liz has also undertaken to continue to support those kids who need their help most just as her mother has done.

CEO Alisdair Barron shared “The children in CID’s education programmes have lost a great friend and champion of a better future through education and we who knew Pat have lost a kind and generous friend


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