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Sally Lee – shown left with her daughter Sara and on the right with husband Jeremy.

Remembering Sally Lee, MBE

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Sally Lee died peacefully on Friday 8 July. Sally worked tirelessly for the Sara Lee Trust which she co-founded with her late husband Dr Jeremy Lee to commemorate the life of their daughter Sara who died from a rare cancer in 1995. Erica Smith pays tribute to a remarkable woman.

Sally continued to work to the end to support local people and their families. Sally’s own words from the June 2022 Trust update are the best tribute to her:

“On a personal note, I am so very grateful for the efforts of all those involved in the Trust, both past and present, in enabling us to support so many local people affected by life threatening illness. My direct day to day involvement is now coming to an end but I am delighted to say that my son Tim has recently joined our Board of Trustees and will continue to provide a link to Sara’s vision that has and will continue to guide us as we strive to support more people into the future”.

A representative of the Board of Trustees said, “We give the deepest thanks to Sally for her work, her love and her commitment to this local charity that has come to be loved and respected by the whole community. We will endeavour to keep the flame of her passion to help, support and care alive.”

Sara Lee Trust has provided support for local people affected by cancer and other life threatening illnesses ​in Hastings and Rother for over 25 years. Donations to the Trust will keep alive Sara, Jeremy and Sally Lee’s vision for the trust – compassion for our local community and love of life.

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Posted 10:38 Saturday, Jul 16, 2022 In: Hastings People

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