A fitting way to remember fighting Ness
A CHARITY worker, affectionately known as the Amazon Warrior, was remembered with a tree-planting ceremony.
Ness Powney, from Hythe, died suddenly aged 51 last year but her memory lives on with a plaque at Simon Mead House, Ashford, the Porchlight supported accommodation project where she worked.
Staff at the charity for the homeless planted the tree and unveiled the plaque at a cer- emony also attended by Ness’s parents Sheila and Tony.
Friend and colleague Bev Russell said: “We called Ness our Amazon Warrior as she was always battling for service users’ rights.”
Ness will also be remembered each year when staff and service users stage the annual Ness Powney Challenge – where each June they will complete challenges across Kent in aid of vulnerable and homeless people.
Ness Powney was known by friends as the Amazon Warrior