A fit­ting way to re­mem­ber fight­ing Ness

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

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

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