It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Doris, one of our treasured Silver Listeners . Doris died from Covid-19 on Saturday7th November following a very brief stay in hospital .
Doris is one of the stars of our video and also the author of the Silver Stories poem both of which are on our website. She truly loved being a Silver Listener and she would often talk about the joy it brought to her days. She loved to talk about the children who read to her and her enthusiasm spread to them.
She spoke with great enthusiasm about the chats she was having with her latest reader and the lovely stories he was sharing with her.
Dame Esther Rantzen spoke at great length with Doris for an article which she wrote about Silver Stories . On hearing of her death Dame
‘How very sad. I loved speaking to her. Her love of children was inspirational .”
Elisabeth Carney-Haworth OBE co creator of Silver Stories;
“I have known Doris for over 30 years. Thank you for being such a large part of Silver Stories, Doris. Thank you for your joy, for your love of and enthusiasm for life. Rest in peace in the knowledge that so many people have such fond memories of their friendships with you. I will miss you and especially our lovely telephone calls.