Sarah Arnull-Henry, MBE, and Trustee of Deafblind UK sadly passed away on the 28th August 2014. Sarah will be greatly missed by our deafblind members, her fellow Trustees, our staff at Deafblind UK and social enterprises About Me and i-decide.
Sarah became a Trustee of Deafblind UK in 2001 and was an instrumental part of our Board of Trustees during the development of Deafblind UK’s National Centre for Deafblindness and further supported the organisation at the launch of the centre in 2003.
Sarah was a strong and dedicated advocate for deafblind people and worked tirelessly to raise awareness and support for people with a combined sight and hearing loss by being part of our Board but also at events throughout many years.
Sarah’s work to support others was fully recognised when she received an MBE for her services to the mobility of blind and partially sighted people. She became an advisor to many organisations about mobility issues and the built environment drawing on her past experience at the Torch Trust for the Blind, Haringey and Islington Councils and Hillingdon Social Services.
Sarah lived at Deafblind UK’s Centre, Rainbow Court in Peterborough for many years and will be fondly remembered by all the staff and tenants. If you would like to send your condolences please direct them to Janet Coleman, Deafblind UK, Rainbow Court, Paston Ridings, Peterborough, PE4 7UP.