Community AED in memory of David McNeaney

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Community AED in memory of David McNeaney

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.

Thank you

Fiona & Philippa

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Richard Kenyon

£103.30 7th July 2021

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!

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Neil Scott

£206.28 10th May 2021

A true gent

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John Whitfield

£26.06 28th April 2021

Such sad news.

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Simon Anderson

£100.00 24th March 2021

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

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Michael Hurchinson

£103.30 24th March 2021

Trying this again.

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Michael Hutchinson

£5.46 24th March 2021

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.

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Hugh Porter

£103.30 24th March 2021

Since I've known Dave from the 70s he has always talked of his times in Leek and then working in the Co-op particularly over a beer. A great… Read more

Since I've known Dave from the 70s he has always talked of his times in Leek and then working in the Co-op particularly over a beer. A great cause to help save someone else. What a fine gent RIP

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Andrew Mitchell

£250.00 24th March 2021

Dave was a talented chorister at Durham Cathedral with many of us in the late 1970s, and will be much missed at our gatherings. We last saw… Read more

Dave was a talented chorister at Durham Cathedral with many of us in the late 1970s, and will be much missed at our gatherings. We last saw him on a walking get-together in Buxton in October, which he said was one of his highlights of 2020. We go by the group name Tempo Comodo - roughly translated 'at a comfortable speed'. It could describe our hiking but today it brings to mind Dave's approach to life and enjoyment of a good session beer. RIP.

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Joanne Crosby

£83.82 24th March 2021

From the staff and customers at West st co-op

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Sean Bond

£50.00 11th February 2021

A true gent and a great friend. RIP Macca.

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Graham Whittaker

£103.30 8th February 2021

From Georgie, Jack and Graham

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Sara Fernyhough

£10.61 8th February 2021

Great cause. Hope Daves memory can save someone else.

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Jeremy Meer

£88.88 6th February 2021

Donated on behalf of Pat Lockett, Diane Winkle and Peter & Joan Buck - thank you all for your fantastic support

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Tina Harris

£10.61 5th February 2021

RIP Macca

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David Meigh

£30.18 3rd February 2021

Think of you Dave, from Dave and Lynn

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Alice Allen

£10.61 2nd February 2021

Dave was always so kind to me in the early years of my career at Britannia, and later at the Co-op. You could always rely on him to help out… Read more

Dave was always so kind to me in the early years of my career at Britannia, and later at the Co-op. You could always rely on him to help out and ask the questions that nobody else dared to! I’ll remember him and his shirts with.a smile. Rest in peace Dave.

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