Samaritans pay tribute to volunteer Beryl Healy

Beryl Healy SUS-150506-162923001
Beryl Healy SUS-150506-162923001

Tributes have been pouring in after the sudden and tragic death of politician Beryl Healy.

Mrs Healy, 79, who died yesterday (Thursday) after becoming trapped under Renault Modus as she unloaded her shopping outside her home in Pococks Road on the Rodmill estate. Police have yet to confirm exactly how the accident happened.

Mrs Healy, a widow, was a prominent politician, a former Eastbourne mayor, a Samaritan and prolific Liberal Democrat campaigner.

The Samaritans are the latest to pay tribute to Mrs Healy.

Fiona Malcolm, deputy chief executive of Samaritans, said, “Beryl was an exceptional volunteer. For more than eight years she was a listening volunteer with Eastbourne branch, and her compassion and resilience were hugely valued by everyone who knew her.

“She was a great ambassador for the branch, taking part in street collections and outreach work and never missing an opportunity to raise awareness of the vital work Samaritans does.

“We will all miss her and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this very sad time.”