Alison Wetherfield died very prematurely on 31 July 2012. Her accomplishments during her short, highly energetic life were breath-taking in scale, scope and goodness. She was a leading employment lawyer in Japan, the UK and the USA, a strong supporter of victims of torture and an influential advocate for women's rights. She fought tirelessly for people less fortunate than herself and would have given so much more to causes of fairness, equality and social mobility had she lived.
The Alison Wetherfield Foundation was set up in November 2012 and ran to December 2014. It was founded to raise money to support projects close to Alison's heart involving:
- The education of disadvantaged young people
- Helping disadvantaged young people develop skills, capabilities and careers
- Research and programmes to improve social inclusion and diversity.