£10,369

raised by 95 supporters
Manchester Metropolitan University

The Quiet Man Dave Prize for new writing

Dave Murray was a man of many talents. We, his family and friends, intend to honour Dave's life by establishing a prize for creative writing in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, an institution that was close to his heart.
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A Cambridge engineering graduate, Dave retrained as an accountant and completed a distance learning MBA with the University of Warwick. But, at heart he was always a creative.

In recent years Dave entertained and informed many through his blog @quietmandave and he was a keen amateur theatre critic. He performed poetry at open mike sessions in Manchester and loved flash fiction. He embraced writing relatively late in life but he did so with a passion and his work was regularly published.

Writers can struggle financially and often fail to get the exposure they deserve. This prize will seek to promote new writers and celebrate their work. We hope it will run for many years to come and we can think of few more fitting testimonials to his life.

Donations will help establish this prize and ensure its future for years to come.

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Nicola and Greg Shaw

5 hours ago

We knew Dave at Churchill College, when we were all young. What a life he has lived since then. We have had only glimpses of it, but it has been a privilege to have known him.

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

Susan Ferguson

3 months ago

Thinking of Dave today on what would have been his birthday. This prize is such a perfect way to remember his love of and his contribution to theatre. Much love to Vanda and family. Susan

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

Joh and Rich Denny

3 months ago

In memory of Dave Murray, a really lovely guy and a true inspiration.

£50.00

Jo and Grant Berry

3 months ago

A lovely creative tribute to a lovely creative man.

£100.00

+ £25 Gift Aid

lorraine clinton

4 months ago

To Vanda,Tom & Amber, with much love & happy thoughts of Dave. Always the gentleman, who trod a very unique path & left you many wonderful memories & stories in his wake. Much love, Lorraine & family

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

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The Quiet Man Dave Prize for new writing

Manchester Metropolitan University