It is with great sadness to report that Rachel Griffin, who until recently was a member of the Neighbourhood Watch Network (NWN) board, has died following a nine-month illness.

Ms. Griffin was the CEO of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, an anti-stalking and violence reduction charity, and previously worked at Victim Support where she managed projects and policy relating to domestic violence, police and crime commissioners and partnership working.

Before going into policy and development, Rachel was a fundraiser for five years, first at the National Deaf Children’s Society and then at The Prince’s Trust. She was a trustee of Prisoners’ Education Trust from 2003 until 2011 and she began her career as vice-president (women) at Oxford University Student Union, after graduating in Modern Languages.

David Huse, chair of the NWN board of trustees, led the charities’ tributes to Ms. Griffin: “Rachel was one of my first appointments and my Vice Chair and in the time we worked together I came to value her support, insights, perspective and experience on a number of matters. I know fellow Trustees and the staff team benefited in the same manner. Even when she started to feel unwell she still found time to give the Charity and that said so much about her values and motivation for being involved. All our thoughts are with her immediate and extended family.”

Ms Griffin’s family has asked for charitable donations in lieu of flowers. Click here to donate.