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Remembering Dad

Douglas George Ferguson (28th July 1945 - 20th September 2014)

Douglas George Ferguson (28th July 1945 – 20th September 2014)

 

As any occasional readers of my blog will note, I’ve been somewhat quiet of late.  As I previously mentioned, my father had been seriously ill with cancer, unfortunately he died last Saturday.  Understandably, this has meant that most of my time has been spent on family matters.

While we knew for quite a long time that Dad wasn’t going to make it, death still comes as a shock so I don’t know when I’ll be able to resume my semi-regular mutterings as, to be honest, I don’t really have my energy for the hobby at the moment.

Nevertheless, I want to do something to mark not just Dad’s passing, but his life.  Therefore I’ve set up a Just Giving Page to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, you can visit it here.  It would mean a lot to me if you’d consider donating to this cause, it doesn’t have to be much, I know how tight things are for most people (myself included) at the moment, so even a couple of pounds will make a difference.

The reason I chose Cancer Research UK is because their research I’m sure allowed Dad at least an extra couple of years of good life, however towards the end I was bowled over by the work of the palliative care nurses provided by Macmillan Cancer Support.  Very recently, my friend Dave lost his Mum to cancer, he decided to raise money for Macmillan in the most wonderful way via his Wargamers Against All Cancers (WAAC) campaign which has already raised many thousands for Macmillan.  You can read about this on his website (which I’m sure you all know) here and donate to WAAC here.

Both these charities do amazing work, please don’t feel you have to donate to both, but a small gift to either will be much appreciated.

I’m not sure when I’ll get the chance to blog again, hopefully soon but certainly not in September.  Anyway until then, thanks for reading.

 

John

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