Remembering Janis Parks
The MND Association is saddened by the death of our trustee, Janis Parks following a short illness.
Janis started volunteering with the Association more than 20 years ago, driven to support after the death of her father and uncle from MND. She felt ‘compelled to try to ensure that others facing similar challenges get the right help and support’. This led to Janis co-founding the Association’s West London and Middlesex Branch in 1995, becoming the Branch Chair in 2011.
She was co-opted to be a trustee of the charity in 2014 and as a result became involved in supporting a wide range of activities, including involvement in a number of committees. From 2015 she was chair of the Engagement Committee where she applied her experience, professionalism and passion to help us improve the lives of people affected by MND.
In her national and local roles, Janis worked tirelessly on behalf of people with MND, their families and carers. She was a driving force in the MND Association’s work and she will be missed by all who knew her.
Richard Coleman, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said:
“Janis’ death is a great loss to the Board and the whole Association. She was a very engaged and active Trustee and also a warm and thoughtful person, and she will be sorely missed.”
Our thoughts are with Jim and all her family, friends and members of the West London Branch.