It is with sad hearts that we at The Mount learned today of the untimely loss of Anna Louise Swabey.
Members of staff who taught Anna recall her as ‘a true Mountie’ who, as the Quakers say, let her life speak.
Anna made a real impact during her time at The Mount, and is remembered with respect and great fondness. She was an extremely bright girl; sparky, sporty, fun-loving and outgoing. She had a cheerful nature and was a very helpful and capable girl. She was much-loved and continues to live on in our memories.
Anna approached her condition with great bravery. I am aware that in a short time she personally raised an incredible amount of money for brain tumour research. Through her blog, Anna has obviously inspired other sufferers and their families, using her condition to raise awareness in a way that indicates her own inner strength.
Anna’s family is also fondly remembered at The Mount and, while we extend our sincere condolences for their loss, we remain thankful for her life and the light she brought to The Mount.
– Adrienne Richmond, Principal, The Mount School, 16 September 2016