Patrons

Rose DaviesRose Davies

Rose Davies, is a sprightly and very busy 102 years old.  She was on duty as a Radar Operator during the 1944 D Day landings on 6th June 1944. Rose and her colleagues had no idea what was about to happen when they started their shifts on that historic day, typically she got on with the job and monitored developments on the French coast. She is a recipient of the prestigious Legion d’honneur, France’s highest distinction which few British nationals have received.

Rose, who grew up in Shrewsbury and still lives in the town was a Samaritan for over 30 years and is now a popular member of the Omega Chatterbox Action Against Loneliness Team.

 

Janet Wood

Janet WoodJanet Wood has served Omega care for life since 2009. She is an inspirational, community-spirited woman who cares passionately about people. She has touched the lives of many Omega clients and colleagues in Wolverhampton and beyond.

Leading by example, she combines enthusiasm, common sense and kindness with the ability to get things done. She has brought calm and quiet to challenging situations and is the type of person you need to strengthen any work team when facing a crisis.

By respecting and listening carefully to caring families Janet has helped shape the Omega Network of Meeting Point Groups. She was also instrumental in encouraging Omega to offer therapeutic work opportunities to capable colleagues who have found it hard to secure conventional employment.

She enjoys the immense value of a strong, supportive family and in what little spare time she has, she escapes to the hills.

 

With fond memories: Henry Brereton Heath MBE

Sadly, we lost our Patron, Henry, on 25th January 2020, aged 100.  Henry was a remarkable man who lived a full and interesting life.  He served in World War II before returning to his studies in pharmaceuticals.  He was highly successful and became managing director of a global flavourings and fragrance company based in Canada.  He published two major books on flavour technology and chemistry. Previously engaged in senior management, lecturing, running symposia and writing technical articles published internationally, he played a significant role in technical food associations as a proactive Fellow in their foundation and growth.  In 1978 he became a family carer for his wife and understood well the challenges of caregiving.  He joined Omega as a Trustee in 2009, and became Patron in 2015.  In December 2015 we dedicated the Omega Board Room in Henry's honour.

British Society of Flavourists article:
Henry Heath MBE - 100th Birthday

BBC article:
WW2 People's War - "A right-military cock-up"