It is with great sadness that the Trustees have to announce that Jenni Thomson – the Chairman and founder of the Gaia Trust lost her brave and very courageous battle with cancer on Friday 11th November 2016. She bore her illness with great strength never complaining and working on promoting the Trust’s future almost to the end – it seemed to give her great comfort.
Jenni was responsible for the birth of The Gaia Trust, and was its first director until her retirement in December 2006. She was also Chairman of the South West Environmental Protection Group and the Community Projects Trust, and was a County Councillor and member of the National Rivers Advisory Committee. In 1985, Jenni won the European Conservation Award for Industry. She was an organic farmer, non-executive director of a National Health Service Trust, a member of the Freedom of Information Act Tribunal, the Consumer Council for Water, and a Millennium Fellow.
Jenni has left the Gaia Trust in very good heart and now the Director and Trustees will work tirelessly to achieve the vision that she had for its future.