Women’s Health Concern is greatly indebted to the late Miss Elizabeth Stalley whose generous bequest made possible the complete re-design and revision of this charity website in December 2007.
Elizabeth Stalley was born in Ipswich on 2nd May 1950. The family moved to King’s Lynn, Norfolk where she and her brother John went to school. Elizabeth then studied at the University of East Anglia before spending her whole working life with the NHS; a total of 36 years. She held appointments at the Carshalton Children’s Hospital and then at Orpington, Canterbury, Hammersmith, North Middlesex and Colchester.
She was an inspector with the King’s Fund for many years visiting hospitals around the country. She helped at the St. Helena’s Hospice in Colchester and the Gainsborough Trust Shop.
Elizabeth was a very private person and never married. She devoted herself to her family, her work with the NHS and to helping others through charity.
Her brother wrote “My sister was one of those rare people who was willing to help anyone, but she never expected anything in return. She had many friends and at her funeral and her memorial service there were so many people that they were standing in the aisles.”
Elizabeth was only 55 at the time of her untimely death. Her hugely generous bequest to Women’s Health Concern was greatly appreciated by the trustees of the charity. It has enabled WHC to extend its services and much improve the scope of our website. With more than 20,000 “hits” per month, we can confirm with confidence that Elizabeth’s generosity continues to ensure that we reach out and help many thousands of women throughout the country.