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Family 'overwhelmed' by charity collection in memory of Labour supporter and trade union activist Stan Davison
A charity collection in memory of a community campaigner raised more than £1,000.
The family of the great grandfather Stan Davison say they are “overwhelmed” at the total donated since his death on Saturday, June 1, at the age of 87.
Mr Davison’s stepdaughters Sonia and Gloria joined family members at the scattering of his ashes at Golders Green crematorium yesterday, days after the collection was closed.
All of the money raised will be donated to Operation Restore Hope New Zealand – a favourite charity of Mr Davison’s that provides surgical care for less fortunate children in the country.
The funeral of the staunch Labour supporter and lifelong trade union activist was held in front of more than 200 family and friends on Friday, June 21.
Step-daughter Sonia Glassbrook said the huge number of messages and cards from friends and colleagues of the popular figure had been a huge support.
The 72-year-old said: “I would have loved to thank everyone individually but it is such a mammoth task.
“It means a lot to us all – we’re still getting messages coming in even now. It is lovely to see how much he was thought of by people in all walks of life, whether they agreed with his politics or not.
“He was just a wonderful, wonderful man. We are so pleased to have raised such a great amount of money and we want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts.”
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