University staff raise money for hospice in memory of Hainault mum
PUBLISHED: 14:30 15 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:30 15 September 2015
Staff at a university have paid tribute to their former colleague by raising money for charity.
Employees at University of East London (UEL) held a bake sale in memory of Shalini Ganesh-Ram, who died at the age of 26, following the birth of her second child.
Donations rose to more than £600 and the staff gave the proceeds to Haven House Children’s Hospice, Woodford Green – a charity Shalini supported. UEL enrolment officer Majid Rahman said: “Shalini‘s death touched everyone in different ways.
“We felt at a time of such sadness we could bring everyone together for a worthy cause.”
Manager Charlie Tyce, who presented a cheque to the charity, said: “It was exactly the sort of thing Shalini would have loved.”
“It was part of her wonderful caring nature to put others before herself.”
Haven House supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families.
Charlotte Terry, head of community engagement at Haven House, said: “We are honoured that Shalini’s colleagues decided to honour her memory by supporting us and a very big thank you to all the staff at UEL for making it happen.”
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