22 September 2010
A pillar of the local community who worked tirelessly to improve life on a housing estate in the Caerphilly county borough has passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Ann Henderson was Chair of the Graig-y-Rhacca Partnership and will be fondly remembered as a driving force behind a wide range of improvements and regeneration projects that have brought many benefits to the village.
Ann sadly passed away today at Velindre Hospital following a long and courageous battle against cancer.
She received the prestigious title of 'Supreme Volunteer' at last year's Voluntary Sector Achievement Awards in recognition of her dedication and enthusiasm for helping others over the years.
Cllr Ron Davies, CCBC cabinet member for regeneration said, "Ann was a true community champion who fought hard to bring about many improvements for the people of Graig-y-Rhacca. She was a pivotal member of the local community and achieved so much though her work with various local forums and groups. The whole village will miss her greatly and our thoughts are with her family during this very sad time."
Cllr Davies will pay a tribute to Ann at a meeting of Caerphilly county borough council's cabinet this week. One of the items on the agenda relates to the creation of new allotments in Graig y Rhacca – a project that Ann and the Graig-y-Rhacca Partnership has been closely involved with.
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