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  • Aim for Change pays tribute to Katie Owen Posted on 31 August 2016

    Ruth & the trustees of Aim for Change would like to pay tribute to Katie Owen who sadly passed away aged just 49 years.  
    To say Katie oozed goodness is an understatement, she literally sparkled, you only had to meet her to love her.  It is difficult to imagine life without Katie but those who knew her, will know she would not want life to stop, she would want her family and friends to brush themselves down and live their lives to the full.  The imprint of her life and the wonderful memories she created will be forever engraved on the souls of all who were fortunate to know her.  
    Throughout her illness, Katie remained her selfless self, thinking only of others and to that end one part of Katie’s legacy will be the role she played in Aim for Change.  Katie was one of the founding trustees of Aim for Change in 2003 and her dedication to the work of the charity never wavered.  Katie took enormous pride in the charity and all it has achieved.  Katie like Ruth, had a genuine desire to make a difference to the lives of those who are suffering in the world.  There is no doubt through the work of the charity she achieved this, making tangible differences to hundreds, if not thousands of lives.  Aim for Change has lost one of its shining lights and we will miss her terribly.
    Katie assisted Ruth in many charity fund raisers over the years (before Aim for Change and after, during her time as a trustee) including several fantastic charity balls.  We can all testify that with her wicked sense of humour, Katie was always a pleasure to work alongside.  Laughter was never far away when Katie was around.
    In her memory of Katie, her husband Phil and loving family requested donations to be made to Aim for Change and Cancer Research.   As testament to her memory Aim for Change has been given the sum of £1368. We would like to thank everyone for their donations which will be used to complete the village school project in Musaba, a project which commenced with monies donated following the loss of Katie’s dad George in 2010.  
    Nicky Yates-Smith
    Trustee – Aim for Change


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