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Tributes to Selby charity stalwart who died at weekend

Family confirms sad news of death of Wendy Singh, founder of Selby Hands of Hope.

Obituary: Wendy Singh, Selby Hands of Hope founder
Obituary: Wendy Singh, Selby Hands of Hope founder
Published 7 years ago | Updated 7 years ago

Tributes have poured in for a much loved and 'one-off' Selby charity stalwart who died at the weekend.

Sad news of the death of Wendy Singh, chairwoman and founding member of the Selby Hands of Hope charity, was made public by her family during Sunday evening.

A message posted to her charity's facebook page confirmed the bad news: "It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the sudden death of our beloved mother Wendy Singh.

"We are all devastated and would like to thank you for your kind messages."

Ms. Singh worked tirelessly to nurture and grow Selby Hands of Hope since its inception in 2009. She leaves a legacy of thousands of pounds raised for grass-roots good causes in the Selby area.

Chris Page, the former Selby Times editor worked with Wendy to co-found the charity. He told The Selebian, "Wendy was a one-off. She was determined and dedicated, sensitive and sympathetic, in equal measure. Wendy was the driving force and face of SHOH.

"Her charity will remain a lasting legacy to a special individual who made a real difference to so many worthy causes in so many ways. A beloved beacon for community compassion, Wendy will be much missed by all her family and many friends"

Hundreds of tributes and messages of sympathy have been posted to Hands of Hope social media accounts since news of her death broke.


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First published at 19:17 on Monday, July 25th, 2016.
Last updated at 13:36 on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016.