Contributed by Nicola Gamble
‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible’ – Dalai Lama
When I first met Rita in Bowls Close in 1984 she was cooking and hosting for a large group of German choristers – a surreal experience. From that moment on she took me to her heart and held me there against all odds.
She was the epitome of kindness, compassion and forgiveness.
It’s a privilege to have had her in my life for over 30 years and my children are blessed to have had her as a grandmother. The seeds she has sown in their lives and mine remain.