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.


– Nicola