27 May 2011
We at the Red Cross are devastated by the death of our colleague and friend Angela Hoyt.
Angela had worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in London for three years, and last week returned from a three-month role in Pakistan. As a public affairs and communications adviser, she worked closely with British Red Cross staff to highlight the Red Cross’ work in conflict zones around the world.
In her free time, she loved playing rugby and travelling. She particularly enjoyed visiting France, and Paris was her favourite city.
Geoff Loane, head of mission for the ICRC in London, said: “Angela was full of life, a sparkling member of a close knit team who was never scared to voice an opinion and passionate about the humanitarian work that she pursued so well.
“Her dedication to the Red Cross, first in Canada, then in London and briefly Pakistan was inspirational. We are devastated by this news.”
Sir Nick Young, British Red Cross chief executive, added: “Angela was a passionate, committed and hugely popular member of the Red Cross family. Her enthusiasm and dedication rubbed off on everyone who knew her.
“Angela’s death is a huge blow to us both personally and professionally. Our condolences go out to her family, friends and colleagues.
“Our lives have all been richer for having known her.”