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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dawn Stephenson.

Dawn passed away in August 2020. She had been a valued leader of Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham team since 10 November 2005. Dawn had recently retired from her role as Chief Executive on 14 August 2020 due to ill health. It was hoped that the decision would have aided her long-term recovery. It is truly devastating that this didn’t happen and that she wasn’t able to enjoy her well deserved retirement. Dawn was passionate about Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham, older people, and people in general. She had a beautiful smile that could disarm anyone. She was able to communicate with everyone and made them feel that they were the centre of her universe. She was inspirational and led us through difficult times, using her excellent negotiating skills to get people on side and donate to our charity, either financially, volunteering their time or by providing in-kind services. She had a presence and energy that had not diminished despite being ill for over five years.

We all miss her dearly and know that her passing has impacted many who had the great fortune to know her.

Dawn's Family's Just Giving Page

Dawn loved Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham. She was very passionate about the work she had put in over the years to improve the lives of older people in the borough. Her family has set up this Just Giving page in case you would like to make a contribution in her memory.