Doreen Mooney was one of the first staff members of New Heights Warren Farm Community project, successfully obtaining the charities post as a community worker in the parish’s new Community project. It was Doreen’s passion, openness and warmth that attracted the many talented people wishing to work with her to serve the local community and parish.
What followed? A thriving community cafe, partnerships with over 30 other organisations, over £2 million of funding, 100 volunteers(mostly parishioners), a new community centre and, most importantly, thousands of people’s lives enriched by the many, many services offered at New Heights.
Doreen’s hard work was recognised and rewarded with the Queens Award for community work and further honored with an MBE (2015).
Doreen passed away on Sunday February 22nd 2014. May she rest in peace. Amen
It is with great regret and sadness that we have to announce the untimely passing of our dear friend and colleague trustee Olu Dosumu. He passed away peacefully on Sunday 24th March 2019.
Olu was a much-respected trustee of New Heights Charity. He was involved in the charity from the very start and played a significant role in helping it to grow and move forward. He was also Chair of Governors of Christ the King Catholic Primary School, a committed member of Christ the King parish, and totally committed to supporting people living in Kingstanding.
Alongside his community work Olu was a well-respected academic and lecturer in ‘Accounting and Finance’ at Newman University Birmingham.
We send our condolences to Olu’s wife, children and family at this time of great sadness. We will all miss his infectious smile and commitment to serve. May he rest in peace.
On behalf of all the trustees, staff and clients of New Heights I would like to express our sadness at the unexpected death of Jack on Saturday April 9th 2022.
Jack has been a trustee of New Heights from the very beginning. He was always determined that the Charity should do as much as possible to support the local community. He brought a lot of wisdom and common sense to the meetings and the overall development of the charity. He also brought a welcome and slightly cheeky sense of humour! He will be much missed by all involved in the charity. Jack in this field as in many fields of his life made a real difference to the lives of others.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack, Kath, Stuart, James and their families.
Sean Flynn April 13th 2022