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Students and staff members at De Montfort University's Health and
Community Studies section will join me in praising the commitment of
Diane Tomlyn for pursuing her studies in youth and community work, often
against the odds of her other commitments. She would share stories of
putting the world to rights, ensuring more equal representation on
committees that she served on, as well as developing effective work with
young people and communities that she came into contact with.
Her work with the Homestart project in Loughborough was the subject
of much of her reflection with us. She was hard-working, determined and
In 2001, Diane discovered that she had cancer and took a reprieve to
get treatment, Sadly, the cancer took Diane from her family and friends
on Thursday 5th April 2001. She had been awarded the DipHE in Youth and
Community Development, the day before, for her achievements to that
Our thoughts are with Diane's family at this difficult time. Our
memories are of a caring and determined youth and community worker.
Diane Tomlyn (19 - 2002) Youth and Community Worker and Student
at De Montfort University, Leicester.