Our brother, David, a true Leek legend and known to many as Macca, popped out on New Year’s Eve to collect a takeaway ahead of a planned Zoom with friends to see in the New Year. Ten minutes later on his walk in to the centre of Leek, he felt unwell and suddenly collapsed on a metal bench in the centre of town. Kind passers by raised the alarm and others also stopped to help – we are hugely grateful to all of you – but sadly, despite CPR being performed where he was found, in the ambulance and at the hospital, he never regained consciousness. As a family, we are devastated to have lost our fantastic brother, but just as important, we know he was a great friend to many, many people and he will be very much missed.
We will never know if a closer defibrillator would have made the difference, but it could for someone else in a similar situation.
In his memory, we would like to raise funds to support the installation and maintenance of a defibrillator near to where he was found in Leek. If we can raise more than our target, we will work with AED to provide more defibrillators where they are most needed. Please help us with whatever you can spare in David’s memory.
Fiona & Philippa
Fiona & Jes, Philippa & Martin£515.24
H and Shelley
A great idea. Sorely missed.
I also went to school with Dave in the '70s and it was a joy to reconnected with him again in recent years, where we would chat about his… Read more
I also went to school with Dave in the '70s and it was a joy to reconnected with him again in recent years, where we would chat about his travels, work, friends, food and beer, all mixed in with a huge dose of humour and storytelling. I love that this project is helping to save others and also honour Dave's memory. He was such a lovely bloke and is truly missed. We will be in Leek this weekend to see how this project is transforming the town centre, remember Dave and of course raise a few glasses to him!
A true gent
Such sad news.
So sad to hear this news of my old school friend. The music making of our youth was replaced by walking and beer drinking in later life… Read more
So sad to hear this news of my old school friend. The music making of our youth was replaced by walking and beer drinking in later life. Fond memories of both
Trying this again.
Dave and I started at Durham together in September 1974. We were both terrified. My response was to be a goody two shoes. Dave’s wasn’t… Read more
Dave and I started at Durham together in September 1974. We were both terrified. My response was to be a goody two shoes. Dave’s wasn’t! Legend right there. So very sorry to hear this news.