GranPart is a local organisation that supports grandparents who for a number of reasons, are not able to see their grandchildren.
It may be something that many take for granted but GranPart has been a lifeline for so many people throughout Milton Keynes.
Founder, Marion Turner, has sadly passed away after a battle with Covid-19.
A spokesperson said, ''Marion worked tirelessly for the rights of grandchildren, taking the cause to the very heart of government. I was always inspired by her commitment and conviction for trying to get changes, and raising awareness.''
''She was literally a life saver to so many grandparents, in the darkest of days she would be there for them, holding out that hand of friendship and kindness.''
Tributes have come flooding in for Marion after her efforts impacted so many, not just in 'normal' times but throughout the pandemic too.
''Marion embraced the trials and tribulations of zoom, as we all have over this difficult year, she was determined to continue giving support to grandparents in anyway she could''
Here are some personal tributes to Marion:
''I am very sorry to hear of the loss of a very much loved lady who did so much for so many in so many ways.and send my sincere condolences to all the family at this awful time.”
”I am devastated to hear this sad news, Marion was my lifeline.”
“Marion worked tirelessly to keep alienation in public view. She was dogged and energetic. She had a lot of life left in her. This virus has claimed too many. May she rest peacefully.“
Thankyou for your services to the community Marion.
Our thoughts go out to all of the family & friends that were so lucky enough to know her.
Rest in Peace Marion, you'll never be forgotten. 💜