It is with the deepest sorrow we received the news that one of our greatest fundraisers and long-term supporters, Sali Gray passed away on Saturday 29th December.
Sali was first introduced to The Little Princess Trust in its infancy when she came along to our 2007 AGM, full of ideas and enthusiasm. It was following this AGM that she came up with the idea of a ‘Pink Car Rally’ where she and other pink car owners and enthusiasts could come together to help raise funds and awareness for the charity. And so, The Pink Car Rally was born.
Sali ran the rallies as an annual event, with a fleet of pink vehicles travelling the length and breadth of the country. Raising tens of thousands of pounds for the charity and creating huge amounts of awareness and good cheer along the way. She even championed a successful campaign which resulted in a National Express coach being painted pink and covered in the charity logo, which took part in some of the rallies. Her 10th and final rally in 2017 was an epic journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End, which was a huge feat. Sali put her heart and soul into the vast amounts of planning required to organise these events and her enthusiasm and positivity were incredibly contagious.
Sali was so committed to the charity; she attended many of our early committee meetings and provided valuable input. She played an important part in the charity’s growth.
Sali threw herself into everything that she did and was always full of energy and excitement. Her loss will leave a large void and she will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. She really was one of a kind.
The trustees and staff at The Little Princess Trust would like to send their heartfelt condolences to Sali’s family and our thoughts are with them at this very sad time.