Sadly, in recent years we have lost two of the organisations driving forces Paula Kanuick and in 2019 Edna Arnold.
Paula was a remarkable woman who was involved with Nightsafe from its very beginning. For over 20 years, Paula worked tirelessly to support our young people and championed their right to a secure safe home in order to fulfil their potential. Paula retired in 2012 and sadly passed away in July 2015.
Paula was a wonderful caring woman, passionate about Nightsafe and the young people it serves. She touched the lives of so many people young and old.
John Mason, one of the Nightsafe founders, described her as ‘a gifted manager who was tranquil, calm and had an aptitude for work with young people with chaotic lifestyles, bringing order to their lives. She had an infectious chuckling laugh and quiet charisma that enabled the whole Nightsafe project to flourish and endure.’
Her passion for the arts and the role it can play in supporting and enriching young people’s lives continue to this day as Nightsafe continues under The Paula Kanuik Arts Fund, specifically to enable access to a range of arts-based activities.