A special tribute to Maureen Dudley

Published: September 21, 2018

When 84 year old Maureen Dudley passed away, her daughter Jackie O’Brien, Jackie’s husband, Michael, and brothers, Christopher and Keith Dudley, decided to honour Maureen’s memory in a special way.

The family visited Richard House last week to present a cheque for £935, which friends and family had generously donated at Maureen’s funeral, to help seriously ill children at Richard House.

Jackie said,

Mum’s greatest pleasure in life was being in the company of children, as she had such a warmth and affinity with all those that she came into contact with.


Another important connection for mum was the hospice services. When mum passed away, we agreed that it would be most appropriate to support Richard House Children’s Hospice as this was local to mum. We suggested that people attending mum’s funeral might wish to send flowers or make a donation to Richard House, as we were in no doubt that the wonderful service provided by Richard House would be something that mum would wish to support and held dear to her heart. As well as the 19 floral tributes, people were also extremely generous with their donations.


We are so proud of the incredible person that mum was, as she lived a life that mattered; and her legacy continues after her passing.

Staff and families at Richard House are grateful for this wonderful donation. Clare Roche, Head of Fundraising, said,

I would like to say a special thank you to Jackie, Michael, Christopher and Keith for their support in memory of Maureen. Their donation will help us to provide care, support and therapies to life-limited children and their families.


We understand that people who have lost a loved one often need something positive to focus on which offers meaningful remembrance. A gift in memory can do just that.

If you would like to help seriously ill children in memory of your loved one, please call the fundraising team on 020 7511 0222, email fundraising@richardhouse.org.uk or visit richardhouse.org.uk/give-in-memory