Graham Pattison, our Project Manager for HCM, IRIS, was involved in a tragic road traffic accident on Friday near his home area of Hartlepool. He leaves behind a loving wife, Victoria, and two wonderful daughters: Julia and Evie.
A dear friend and colleague for many of us, Graham had a warehouse-sized stock of humour at the ready to lighten our day and spread laughter on any occasion – Dad jokes were abound!
Outside of work, Graham was a passionate coach for local girls’ football teams (including his own daughters) and loved walking in the countryside with his family and dogs. An avid cyclist, he took every opportunity he could to get on his bike and ride across our region. As a lover of 70’s and 80’s music, he generously encouraged the different generations (particularly younger) to appreciate music from this “golden” era and broaden their musical horizons. He loved sharing his home-baked goodies with the office, often bringing in flapjacks, cakes and gingersnaps - think Angel cake while listening to Duran Duran!
This Go Fund Me Page has been set up for us to raise funds in Graham's memory to donate to a charity his family chooses.
Update: Victoria has confirmed the family would like the donations to go to the following 2 charities with an equal split:
BRAKE - campaigning for road safety
The Great North Air Ambulance who were instrumental in trying to save Graham's life
Graham, RIP.........you will be forever missed and be in our thoughts.
Any donations may appear on your Bank statement as Help Chris Get Back On. This was a previous Go Fund Me that I organised (and is now inactive) and I cannot see where to change this setting. I can confirm that all donations are going to the Tribute to Graham Pattison Fund. Thanks, Anna x
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