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raised of £250 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £500 to fund a memorial bench for Carrie

    London, uk
    Funded on Friday, 18th November 2022

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    Carrie Young (in the stripey top in this 2015 picture) joined Emily's Walking Book Club just after it began and was a lively and loyal member before her untimely illness and death in August 2021. I would like to use September's "Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont" walk to raise money for a memorial bench for Carrie at Chapmans Green, near her home in North London. This was a book that Carrie loved, and you can hear her talking about it when we were on Radio 4's Ramblings with Clare Balding, HERE .

    Here is a little more about Carrie and the Chapmans Green rewilding project from her dear friend Cynthia:

    Carrie taught in a number of London Boroughs for over forty years and after retiring, she became involved in many local projects. She volunteered in schools, the local history society, community meals projects and helped to create the Friends of Chapmans Green which was formed to give an overlooked green space some love and affection. One ambition was to rewild the disused bowling Green allowing it to revert to a meadow whilst adding an orchard. Rewinding is well on the way and fruit trees will be planted this Autumn.

    Carrie was a lovely giving person who will be remembered for her generosity, kindness, intelligence, humour and wit. She loved her family and friends, rock concerts, books, the theatre, festivals, parties in her home, football, her cats and her bright yellow Nissan Juke -Zippy.

    We miss her.



    • Emily Rhodes4 months ago
      Emily Rhodes

      Emily Rhodes

      4 months ago

      Thanks so much for the overwhelmingly generous response! We now have more than enough to get a bench for Carrie, so we can extend the idea into either a super deluxe bench, or some other project - perhaps a memorial tree or something similar - at the community orchard. Thanks again!

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 25, 2022

      In memory of the lovely Carrie and our many interesting conversations on our book group walks. She’s missed very much.


    • Celia


      Sep 6, 2022

      In memory of the lovely Carrie, who was on many (if not all!) of the magical walks I took part in, including the wonderful Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont. With love x


    • Ann


      Aug 30, 2022

      Very sorry not to be able to come on Carrie’s Memorial Walk as I will be away that weekend. Very happy to support buying a memorial bench and or a tree and maybe hope to sit on it/under it one day.


    • Kathleen


      Aug 4, 2022

      I have very fond memories of Carrie. Cynthia and Carrie volunteered at the school I worked in and supported so many of the children there.


    • Steve, Sue, Jack and Daisy

      Steve, Sue, Jack and Daisy

      Aug 3, 2022

      Our wonderful neighbour, always a lovely welcome.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 3, 2022


    • Mel and John Trotman

      Mel and John Trotman

      Aug 3, 2022

      In memory of lovely Carrie xxx


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