News | 17 October 2016

Memorial service for Helen Kelly to be held on 28 October

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has confirmed that a civic memorial service for Helen Kelly will be held on Friday 28 October.

The service will be held at the Michael Fowler Centre, starting at 1pm.

Mayor Lester says the service will give the community a chance to remember “a great fighter, a great campaigner for workers’ rights, a great Wellingtonian.

“Helen Kelly was an outstanding woman. She always fought on behalf of people who needed a voice, was hugely principled, always put other people’s interests ahead of her own and never compromised on her convictions.”

The service is being organised by the Council of Trade Unions and Wellington City Council following consultation with Helen Kelly’s family.