Tributes

Doreen Mooney
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).

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Doreen passed away on Sunday February 22nd 2014. May she rest in peace. Amen

Olusegun Dosumu

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.

Jack Dromey
1948-2022
It was very sad to hear of the death of Jack Dromey our local M.P. We would like to pay tribute to his dedication and commitment. He was very supportive of local charities and community groups. He became a friend of New Heights shortly after he became our M.P. in 2010. He came to a good number of functions and meetings and showed a real interest in what we were doing. He also supported us behind the scenes and without doubt played an important role in helping the charity become what it is today. One of the memorable events was when he attended a meeting of the BUAK group in St Johns and was made an honorary African Chieftain by Olu! The humbling thing to consider is that we were just one of the many causes which Jack supported locally and nationally.
When you met him, he was always a very warm, courteous, friendly and unassuming man. He also had a great sense of humour- which we all saw when he accepted the role of Chieftain! He said himself that being an M.P. was not a job but a vocation. He was certainly true to his vocation. His death is a loss to this constituency and also to national politics. We will miss him.
As a charity we would like to express our condolences and sympathy to his family.