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Carolyn Matheson

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#1 Tue, 07/11/2017 - 23:01
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Carolyn Matheson

Good Evening everyone,

It is with deep sadness that I write this post, and although I have now known for a few days the news still hasn't fully sunk in for me.  Partly because Carolyn was on of those who caught me and taught me, when I was first diagnosed with Cluster Headache.

Carolyn Matheson, CH Advocate, CH speaker, helpline officer and friend, died suddenly last Tuesday.  Her loving family are devastated by their loss and is is a sentiment that is similarly shared with the Board of Trustees who have felt numb with shock since Ian Matheson broke the news to us, we were seeking permission from the family to share the sad news with you all.

Carolyn was a huge character to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting with her or indeed interacting with her through forums or social media. Carolyn was a stalwart for awareness, most recently talking on National Radio for us after a great speech at the Cluster Headache Awareness Day in Westminster.

Carolyn's wishes was that any donations are made to OUCH UK. 







Fri, 10/11/2017 - 09:43
Colin Allen Vic...
Last seen: 2 weeks 1 day ago
Joined: 21/03/2012 - 15:19

A wonderful and funny lady. Carolyn has been a great supporter of Ouch(uk) for many years and will be sorely missed. She has been instrumental in raising the profile of Ouch through speeches,radio and the media in general - to say nothing of the help she gave to others as a helpline officer,despite her own suffering.

I loved her wicked sense of humour,and thoroughly enjoyed her company. Carolyn is a huge loss to both her family and Ouch(uk).

Colin Allen

Vice Chairman

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 20:16
Dorothy Trustee
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Joined: 19/02/2014 - 10:16

Carolyn Matheson's husband has asked us to share details of the Celebration of Her Life with you, Carolyn asked for family flowers only and donations in lieu of flowers to go to OUCH (UK) you can make a donation here http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiser... if you would like to send a card to Carolyn's family we will be happy to forward them for you but the Trustees or Officers can't give you the address.


Dorothy (Trustee)

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