My friend Mary Rogers, who has died of cancer aged 74, was a leading figure in the fields of urban regeneration and corporate social responsibility.
She was very proud of her family's roots in the fishing community of Folkestone, Kent. Her awareness of social injustice and deprivation began there, and she was a social and political activist inside and outside the Labour party for much of her adult life. Her father had left school at 13, but managed to become a dentist through an apprenticeship in Harley Street.
Source: Mary Rogers obituary