Princess Diana: Community pays tribute 20 years after her death

Norwood’s chief executive reflects on a magical day in 1985 when the Princess of Wales made ‘everyone feels special’

Jewish community leaders have paid tribute to Princess Diana’s “indefatigable commitment to charity”, as the country marks the 20th anniversary of her death.

Norwood chief executive Elaine Kerr recalled how Diana “made everyone feel special” when she visited Norwood’s Ravenswood village in 1985.

Arriving in grand style, she touched down at the Berkshire site by helicopter to open a rose garden for residents.

Kerr said: “Everybody who was at Ravenswood on that day will remember Princess Diana’s visit. It was an example of her indefatigable commitment to charity causes, both at home and abroad.”

She added: “Her genuine warmth and interest in everyone she met made everyone feel special. The fact she stayed much longer than her official appointment meant a great deal to both staff and residents.

“Princess Diana made public engagements feel like a real pleasure, not a duty. Public figures like her are rare and the fact that people still talk about her and her visit so fondly, even 20 years after her passing, shows how much she touched everyone.”

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Source: Jewish News Online

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