The Anita White Foundation, the University of Chichester and English Lacrosse hosted a gathering at the 2017 World Cup to celebrate the life and work of Celia Brackenridge.
Mark Coups (English Lacrosse) and Mark Mason (University of Chichester) welcomed guests to the celebration.
The Anita White Foundation has established a website to aggregate, curate and share Celia’s work. It has involved painstaking research and design facilitated by the University’s information technology service and energised by Lombe Mwambwa and Lucy Piggott.
Elizabeth Pike provided the background to the project and to the impact of the Foundation in becoming a centre of excellence and a global reference point for women in sport.
The event was concluded with delightful presentations from Anita White and Diana Woodward. Both shared their stories of their learning journeys with Celia.
Diana, Celia’s civil partner, read out a message of thanks from Celia. The sad part of the day for me was that Celia was not there to see her friends celebrate her life’s work with awe and love. I think she would have relished seeing Lombe and Lucy present the website and the assurance two young women have in the nurturing environment that is the Foundation.
It was a day for Celia, Anita and friends to celebrate shared passions.
Celia (Anita White Foundation website)
Anita, Lombe, Lucy and Diana (Keith Lyons, CC BY 4.0)
The AWF ChangeMakers team (Lucy Piggott, Twitter)