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Sad Passing of John Ankorn MBE

On Sunday 5th March 2023, the Birmingham Crisis centre charity founder, past chairman and now our late president, sadly passed away after a prolonged illness. John Ankcorn MBE served the charity since 1984 and was instrumental in securing a contract with the local authority to provide a safe haven refuge centre for women and children victims of domestic abuse.

John with his wife, Lyn, raised thousands of pounds over the years , forever increasing the charity profile and providing many friends and fundraisers. His legacy is leaving a very secure and successful charity, building a bespoke Ofsted inspected onsite nursery which provides respite for the mothers and excellent educational activities for all the children from babies up to 16yrs of age. Pictured is John with his MBE for services to the City and charity.