The team at SPAN are very sad to announce the death of our finance manager. Cathy Stanbrook, who started work at SPAN in the early 1990s and has been vital to our work ever since, died suddenly in October aged 64.
Cathy, a single parent herself, was famous for managing our finances “to the penny”, sticking with SPAN through thick and thin and taking no nonsense from anyone, be they bank managers, colleagues, trustees or funders.
Colleagues and friends remember her strong support through difficult times, her wild parties and her feisty character. She leaves behind a daughter, but she was considered to be “a mother to many”.