Duchy Health Charity

Cornwall’s leading grant giving health charity for the promotion of health and wellbeing
and the prevention of sickness in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly

Founders of healthcare and wellbeing related initiatives
can apply for grants to help reach their objectives


Posted on 15 October 2018

The Trustees are sending their very grateful thanks and sincere condolences to Carol O’Brien, one of our longest and most dedicated Trustees and Member of the Grants Committee, whose husband, Mike, passed away on Thursday, 10 May 2018, and who asked that the collection from his funeral be presented to the Charity.

Mike and Carol were inseparable and he helped her in so many ways on behalf of the Charity.  Carol has the following memories that illustrate his contributions – usually in the area of IT support:

‘Mike did our mailing lists etc., for our conferences and the three ’breakfasts’ that we held in 2016 which he enjoyed.  He came with me to see if I understood some applications when they involved boats and motorbikes (Blood Bikes, in particular, 2015) because he didn’t trust my knowledge.

When visited at home by eminent trustees for grants, he always laughed as he thought sitting in our dining room would be like holding a meeting in their broom cupboard!!

An amount of £800 was raised and the Chair of Grants Committee said, ”We shall always be grateful to the support Mike gave in so many ways to the Charity and for the help, he gave Carol, a long-standing and effective member of our Committee.  He will be sorely missed.”

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