TRIBUTES have been paid to an award-winning volunteer who suddenly died from a brain haemorrhage.
Katherine Windsor, aged 29, had dedicated much of her short life to helping out those less fortunate after three strokes at the age of 16 left her unable to work.
Katherine, of Cheadle Road, Cheddleton, died on October 26 after suffering her fourth stroke while away on a residential course.
Katherine, who worked at the Staffordshire Moorlands Volunteer Centre and the Newcastle-based Caudwell Children’s Charity, was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the Staffordshire Youth Service in 2009, pictured.
Jo Phillips, who had worked with Katherine at the Leek-based volunteer centre since Katherine started there in 2008, said: “Katherine was a key member of our team and will be hugely missed.
“She had a very good can-do attitude and an infectious laugh. It is so sad not having her with us.” Ben Sutcliffe, of Caudwell Children, said: “Every week without fail she brought a special energy and cheeriness to the office.” Katherine's mother, Jane Windsor, aged 62 of Cheddleton, said: “She just loved volunteering. It was so important to think she was helping others.” Katherine's father Alan Windsor, aged 59, added: “Katherine was very caring and always thought about other people.” Katherine’s funeral took place on Friday, November 8, at Bradwell Crematorium, in Newcastle.