Yvonne Barr RIP

Mike Freeman, former Chair of Trustees at World Medicine, has written a moving tribute to Yvonne Barr, who recently died.

WM is sad to share the news that Yvonne Barr died a few weeks ago.

Yvonne was instrumental in saving WM from closing down and along with Graham Bentley, who was seconded from American Express, developed and implemented many policies and procedures that still support the administrative function of WM today.

Between the years of  2010- 2015 Yvonne took on the role of voluntary Secretary, and brought to WM her wealth of knowledge and expertise in the voluntary and charitable sectors. 

Yvonne’s enthusiasm and imagination initiated 2 charity bicycle rides from London to Paris and she joined in and on one!  She also initiated other fundraising events including an Art Auction in Cork Street, London and a wine tasting evening held in Harrogate. 

We will miss her energy, her huge sense of adventure and her deep heart of compassion. 

We thank Yvonne for ensuring, through her years of hard work, that WM continues and flourishes as we see today. 

Our love and thoughts go to her daughter Lizzie and her family. 

Thank you Yvonne, it was a privilege to have walked and cycled this path of life together.

Mike Freeman