In Memory of

Pauline memorial pic

Pauline Fincham

We lost our colleague, team mate but above all our friend, Pauline Fincham much too soon, on 10th July 2022.

There is an old proverb that you may be familiar with – of taking time to smell the roses. Pauline, who happened to be a keen gardener and even a Trustee of her village horticultural society, really did do just that. There was never a rush, never a time to forgo the pleasantries of asking how you were. She genuinely cared. She had a way with people that made you feel listened to, and special. Her empathy knew no bounds.

These are the things we will remember about Pauline. How we felt when we were in her company.

This book is for everybody who worked with Pauline during her time at WRAP, and we invite you to share your memories, thoughts and achievements through working with Pauline.


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Harry Tomlinson (DWP)

This is the first time that this situation has presented itself to me in the past 11 years of paid employment. Respectfully, it has taken me some time to digest, and devise a reply to this tragic news. It’s simply devastating. I worked with Pauline remotely, via email correspondence, and face-face via MS Teams across a three month period. We only engaged periodically, mainly brief, aside from two, hour long meetings; initial introductions, and progression from entry Disability Confident Level 1: Committed, to Level 2: Employer. In a brief period, however, we had achieved a lot together: meaningful work that will benefit many existing, and future employees for the company. Pauline had a beaming smile, and endearing laugh. She was bubbly, and simply lovely to speak to and interact with. So educated, and passionate about her role and the work she was conducting. I am so disappointed that I will no longer be able to work with her. Please pass my condolences to the family, yourself and your team who worked so closely with her. …

National Centre for Diversity

I hope Pauline’s family are well, as well as everyone at WRAP. Pauline seemed full of life and so positive. …

Cecilia Santi O Desanti (Pauline’s mentee)

I met Pauline through the WIG mentorship programme. I was looking for a mentor in L&D and D&I and her profile caught my attention, so I dropped her a line. My immediate impression was of someone highly passionate about her job and about helping others in finding a meaningful career. We only had two meetings. After the second one, she had agreed to be my mentor for the following six months and I was very excited to be working with her. After the first meeting, in under 45 minutes Pauline had already managed to make me feel more confident about the future. She helped me with an important job application, and I am glad I have her suggestions in writing into an email, I will treasure them for a long time. Although I only met her twice, I will miss the sessions that we won’t have and the things I could have learned from her. We only briefly crossed paths, but she made a long-lasting impression and she managed to teach me things I won’t forget. My deepest condolences to her family and her colleagues. …

Sarah Carey (The Clear Company)

So saddened to hear this news.  This is such hard news to receive and our thoughts and condolences go to all who had the pleasure of knowing Pauline and of course family and loved ones. I hope you are able to reflect on the wonderful memories you will always treasure. …

Kirsten Cole (LHH Penna)

She was such a kind and considerate lady who I always enjoyed meeting and spending time with.  I only worked with her for a small space of time and am sure the WRAP family and Pauline’s family are finding this time really difficult. I can only wish Pauline’s family my deepest condolences at this time, I can’t begin to imagine how her family and WRAP are managing. …

Colleagues at IEMA

Although we have had only a few encounters with Pauline, her positive and welcoming approach went unmissed. She showed a passion for diversity and making a change within the environment/ sustainability profession. We are grateful of her support. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues. …
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