Monday, 21 June 2010

The Cheerful News Bulletin

You may remember I posted a couple of months ago about a good friend of mine who had been diagnosed with something terminal. Well as part of his campaign to raise awareness of the problems with the organ donor procedures in this country (that results in around 1,000 people a year dying while waiting for a transplant), he agreed to a centre page spread in the News Of The World yesterday (the biggest selling Sunday newspaper here, that just so happens to be on my work's internet banned list as being 'Tasteless and Obscene').

You can read the story and/or watch the video here.

Also, if you're in the UK and are not currently on the organ donor list, then please consider doing so here.




Also, RIP Edd - who died suddenly yesterday on his 28th birthday. A tragic loss to everyone who knew him. My thoughts go out to his family.



It seems that the old saying 'Only the good die young' is particularly apt this year.

My favourite clip of Edd is one of him and a friend playing a piano placed at Liverpool Street station for anyone passing to play.

7 comments:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Man, that's sad. I feel for anyone in this situation at any age, but really? 28? So sad. :(

Kevin Musgrove said...

Ah, that's a damned shame.

Pearl said...

The very definition of "poignant". He was much too young.

Pearl

p.s. Lovely rendition of "Nobody Does It Better". Delightfully silly. Seems he was a good guy. I'm sorry you lost your friend.

Sweet Cheeks said...

So sorry, my Little Squirrel.

xoxoxo
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Red Squirrel said...

Veggie - turns out he had an undiagnosed heart condition and didn't suffer, just keeled over and died. Terribly sad :(

Kevin - thanks for the thought.

Pearl - we're all very sad here right now, but thanks for the kind words.

Sweet Cheeks - cheers me dears :)

weenie said...

Not been in here for a while RS - belated condolences. :-(

Red Squirrel said...

Hey weenie - thank you. We're organising a memorial tournament for him now. I designed the kits!