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Iolanthe Midwifery Trust
Iolanthe Midwifery Trust
The Iolanthe Mary Cronk Memorial Fund

The Iolanthe Mary Cronk Memorial Fund

Why we need your help

Mary Cronk

"Mrs Mary Cronk died on the morning of the 21st December 2018. She was known globally as an experienced midwife and breech birth specialist.

She will be remembered by family as a mother and grandmother, by many as their midwife or as a friend, but what makes this remarkable woman unique is that she will also be remembered by those who didn’t meet her, who’s lives have been forever touched by her teachings. Luckily Mary’s legacy lives on in all who knew her and benefitted from her wisdom. Mary’s teachings will continue to inspire people and will continue to change lives for generations to come.

She will be sadly missed."

(written by Joy Horner, close friend and colleague of Mary)

Mary's family have chosen the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust as one of the preferred charities for donations in her memory.

The Iolanthe Midwifery Trust is a registered charity that aims to promote and improve the care of mothers, babies and families through awarding grants and fellowships in support of midwifery education, practice and research. For more about the work of Iolanthe see our website Your donations will help fund more awards for midwives and student midwives.

Thank you for donating, your support is greatly appreciated.

The Trustees of Iolanthe Midwifery Trust


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Jun 01, 2019


A lovely woman and a great midwife. I learnt so much from Mary. I was sorry to hear of her death

Mar 14, 2019

Beverley A Lawrence Beech

Mary was an inspirational midwife, and national treasure, deeply committed to women's rights who willingly gave me medical and midwifery advice and support when assisting women to get the care they wanted. A sadly missed friend and great midwife.

Mar 10, 2019


Never was there such a wonderful midwife she made you feel you where the only mother she was looking after. She delivered 2 of my four Children. When my daughter was born she came in on her day off to deliver her. She was truly an inspiration

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Feb 15, 2019

Billie Hunter

What a lovely idea to set up a memorial fund in Mary's memory. I have many fond memories of 'sitting at Mary's feet' as a young midwife, and learnt so much from her experience and insights. She will be greatly missed.

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Feb 08, 2019

S Darra

Farewell to wonderful Mary - you leave a truly great legacy.

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jan 17, 2019


In memory of Mary Cronk who inspired so many midwives and gave women such compassionate and personalised care. RIP Mary

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jan 16, 2019


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Jan 16, 2019


Dear Mary, one of my midwifery sisters who made a difference to the world. A midwifery legend who will continue to influence forever. RIP Mary.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

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