Very sad to hear of the tragic death of one of the CNI Network volunteer family. Our thoughts and prayers with Anne's family, friends and the Manchester Street Angels volunteers.
This is the first picture of the "popular and loving" mum who died after hitting a fallen tree at high speed in a tragic skiing accident in the French Alps.
Anne Clayton, 54, was holidaying with her sons Stephen and Andrew at the La Plange ski resort when she suffered a fatal accident on Monday morning.
Anne, an experienced skier, was on the blue run at the popular resort when she lost control, fell off piste and collided with a tree.
Stephen, 22, and Andrew, 19, have now paid tribute to the popular mum-of-two, from Poynton, Stockport, who was known for volunteering with night time charity, the Manchester Street Angels.
Estate agent Stephen told the Manchester Evening News : "We were on holiday together when it happened.
"We have all skied all of our lives - she was a good skier.
"It was not a difficult run but because it rained last night it was quite icy.
"She lost control and dropped 20 foot off the piste and made contact with a tree."
The family arrived at the ski resort on Saturday and were enjoying their second full day on the slopes when the accident happened.
The brothers are due to speak to French police about the incident tomorrow.
The kind-hearted mum spent many years volunteering with various charities including Operation Christmas Child.
After losing her beloved husband Bob 12 years ago, Anne became a well-known and respected volunteer with the Manchester Street Angels, who help vulnerable and lost people in the city at night.
Stephen said his caring mum had also travelled to Bulgaria and Romania to help deliver shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child.
He said: "She really looked after us and was a really caring person.
"She also helped out at various food banks around our local area.
"She was known for her voluntary work.
"Mum was very caring and would not do anything for herself unless it benefited other people.
"She was always ready to do a lot for others.
"She had a lot of close friends that we have had to tell.
"She was very popular.
"She loved life and just got things done."
A post on the Manchester Street Angels Facebook page also paid tribute to caring Anne.
It read: "We share this news with a very heavy heart.
"Our very dear friend and amazing angel has sadly passed away.
"God needed a true Angel to join him.
"Sending all our love to her family, friends, and fellow Angels.
"Rest in peace, gone but never forgotten."
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: "We are supporting the family of a British national who has sadly died in Macot le Plagne, France, and remain in contact with the French authorities over the incident."
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