A tribute to Lyn Chalcraft of Cranleigh

DENISE Rasell has sent this: “I am writing this as a member of Ash Hill WI as a way of saying “thank you” to Lyn Chalcraft for all the hard work she has put in to Cranleigh WI. Lyn was a dear friend of mine and we met through Home Start, a volunteer charity that helps young families that are struggling. I am sorry to say that Lyn sadly passed away at the beginning of March.

“The following tribute is written by Jackie Rubie, president of Cranleigh.”

Lyn was President of Cranleigh Evening WI from 2004–2006 and was instrumental in starting the Community Challenge to raise £5,000 to furnish a relatives’ room in a proposed new Cranleigh Hospital, which never materialised.

It was decided to donate the £5,570.71 raised to our existing hospital when a new X-Ray and scanner facility was opened. The money went towards furnishing the waiting room in the radiology department with chairs, patient chairs, chairs for the X-Ray room and ultrasound rooms, plus two ultrasound beds, a sonographer’s stool and chair.

Many members organised 32 events such as coffee mornings, a Burns Night supper, Bridge supper, jazz lunch, sponsored swim and many more.

The radiology department was offically opened on May 24, 2019 by the Rt. Hon Anne Milton, our local MP.

Lyn is on the far right of the picture, in front of plaques marking the opening of the department and the WI’s contribution. With her, from left, are WI members Sue Ross, Pat Hill, and Lis Wickenden.

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