Positive News founder passes away

Shauna Crockett-Burrows, founder of the world’s first positive newspaper has died

It is with great regret that we announce that our founder, Shauna Crockett-Burrows, has passed away.

A month short of her 82nd birthday – and having been invited to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace at the end of May – Shauna died on 3 May in Shropshire, where she had been living during the past 17 years.

Shauna lived an extraordinary life and continued to work with Positive News, to which she was completely dedicated, right until the very end. She will be greatly missed by her family, her friends, her wide network of colleagues working for positive change in the world, and by myself and the rest of the team at Positive News.

The vast impact she had on the world is hard to measure. The ripples of inspiration from every single article she published, in the two decades in which she led Positive News, continue to spread. With each issue that she printed, people’s perspectives shifted, their conversations changed, new initiatives were inspired, and our idea of what kind of world was possible, expanded.

Although Shauna had progressively handed-over control of the paper during the past couple of years, the absence of her vibrant presence at Positive News will be acutely felt. As Positive News moves into its next phase, we will continue to hold her ethos of service, co-operation and love, at the heart of what we do.

If you would like to offer any messages or tributes, I welcome you to email, or you can comment below. Please indicate if you wish us to consider your tribute for publication.

If you would like to offer a donation in Shauna’s memory, to support the ongoing work of Positive News, please donate here: www.positive.news/donate

A full obituary will be published in due course.