It is with profound sadness that we must report the passing of a cherished member of our EEUK family, the late Kate Beresford. Kate, our former Operations Manager, left an indelible mark on our organisation, and her legacy will forever be etched in our memories.
Kate’s journey with EEUK spanned almost two decades during which she dedicated herself wholeheartedly to the betterment of EEUK and its members. Her contributions as Operations Manager were nothing short of exceptional, showcasing a level of commitment and professionalism that inspired everyone fortunate enough to work alongside her.
Kate’s leadership was characterised by a rare combination of competence, compassion, and integrity. She faced challenges with unwavering determination, always putting the needs of the team and the success of EEUK above all else. Her ability to navigate complex operational landscapes and steer us towards success was truly commendable.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Kate was a warm and compassionate individual who built lasting relationships within our organisation. Her guidance and mentorship extended beyond EEUK where many she touched considered her a true friend. She leaves an enduring impact on those who had the privilege of knowing her. Kate’s legacy is one of not just professional achievement, but also one of kindness, generosity, and genuine care for her colleagues and our members.
As we reflect on the loss of Kate Beresford, let us remember the positive influence she had on EEUK. In this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to Kate’s family and loved ones. As President I hope that they realise the knowledge of Kate’s memory will forever be cherished within the EEUK family.
Please join me in extending our deepest condolences to Kate’s family and in remembering the remarkable person she was.
Kate’s family have asked, in response to our direct requests, that should anyone wish to donate to their chosen charities, Anthony Nolan and Douglas Macmillan Hospice, in memory of Kate, then please click here.