Edna Arnold was one of the original founders of Nightsafe, was a driving force in establishing the organisation.

She was a first chairperson and subsequently became our Life President in 2002 Always hands on and fully involved, Edna championed the cause of young people across the political divide.

Edna attended every Boxing Day celebration and remained active in the organisation until her sudden death in 2019.

John Mason, one of the Nightsafe founders, described Edna as a ‘champion and stalwart supporter of young people and the Youth and Community Service.

She regularly supported radical approaches to young people’s issues against the wishes of the local Conservative and Labour Parties. In the longer term she invariably won the arguments against the odds. Feisty and determined she enabled a strong team to flourish.’

Edna is very much missed, but leaves a powerful legacy.