We’re heartbroken to hear the news that our friend Tracey Allen has died.
Last year, Tracey strategically managed a brilliant PR campaign for us, which was called Brighton5. She did this with gusto, kindness and positivity. Everything she promised, she delivered. BBC South Today, ITV News… she got us brilliant coverage. She recommended we change the name of our organisation to something less ‘local’ – which we were all in agreement with, and so Make (Good) Trouble CIC was born.
I first met Tracey when I became a trustee of The Brighton Fringe. It was an instant friendship – both strong determined women sharing a sense of humour and comparing glamour notes! Her brother Kenton knew my late brother Addison, so we always felt like old friends – trust was a given.
It’s so hard writing these words but one thing I do know, her brilliant work to help organisations like ours make an even bigger social impact will live on. And so will Tracey as a friend – a positive shining light.
Tracey’s family have set up the Tracey Allen Memorial Fund which aims to raise money for the community organisations she was so passionate about: “The intention of this fund is to provide a place where family, friends and colleagues can leave a gift in her memory, whilst building a capital fund which will make grants to those small, impactful, community organisations she most cared about, year after year.”
Tracey’s friend, Lynsey Bartlett, has written a lovely piece about her in The Argus if you want to learn more about the amazing work Tracey did.
Rest in peace Tracey. Love from Daisy, Tayler and Jane.