Yesterday, on the eve of her 100th birthday, TVC was honoured to join Daphne Gum MBE OA and family in a sumptuous afternoon tea celebration. Today, the 24th January 2016, Miss Gum is celebrating this milestone with friends in her care facility.
Miss Gum is acknowledged world-wide for her contribution to the welfare and education of children, particularly children with cerebral palsy. To us she is Auntie Daphne, a staunch, cheerful and purposeful influence in our lives.
To read more about this pioneering woman, see Lesley’s updated Wikipedia article, “Daphne Lorraine Gum” go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Lorraine_Gum
Note: Sadly, Daphne Gum passed away on 28 February 2017. She touched and enlivened a large number of people in her long life, and, as might be expected, a large number of people attended her memorial service. Vale Daphne.