After 19 years with Cruse Bereavement Care of which eight were as CEO, Debbie is retiring at the end of this month. She arose to this position from the ranks, and as well as guiding Cruse, has been involved in many high profile activities including supporting the bereaved here and abroad for 9:11 (Twin Towers) The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and 7/7 The London bombings, along the way.
Friends and colleagues attended Debbie's farewell celebrations last Friday when she was presented with a number of leaving gifts. On her retirement Debbie was awarded (and is pictured holding) a certificate from the UK charity Room to Reward, which honours unsung heros. It is rarely awarded to CEO's, so again is a measure of Debbie's significant impact on bereaved people during her tenure.