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In memory of David Humble to raise money for the Michael Sobell Hospice

Collecting donations for Michael Sobell Hospice because Of the support they gave to David and our Family

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Michael Sobell Hospice

We are here to give care, comfort & support to help people with life limiting illnesses

Charity Registration No. 1079638

Story

Thank you for visiting the JustGiving page in
memory of David Humble. David grew up in Meadowfield, Durham with his mother
and father who owned and ran the local corner shop. He was so proud of his
north-eastern roots, evident from his regular visits with his family and of
course his passion for Newcastle United!

Dave started his lifelong commitment to
teaching from Shoreditch College. Starting in 1975 in the London Borough of
Brent he became a technology teacher at Preston Manor and then after a period as
an advisory teacher, he joined Kingsbury High School for the majority of his
career.  Rising to Faculty Head, his entire career of 39 years was focused
on promoting the teaching of technology in all its aspects.

Dave's greatest passion was his family and he
leaves his widow, Elizabeth and his three children; Emily, Alice & Jack at
a time when they were so greatly looking forward to his retirement and all the
freedoms of travel and family time together that would become available.

At some point in his life it is thought that
Dave must have come into contact with asbestos to have contracted mesothelioma.
An unknown momentary contact when living or working in an environment where
this material might be found has tragically ended his life after only 363 days
of retirement. We would encourage anyone who has influence to continue to fight
for the safe removal of asbestos from every walk of life.

David spent his last weeks in the Michael
Sobell Hospice at Mount Vernon Hospital. Here, the care support workers, nurses
and doctors provided dedicated and genuine palliative care with such patience
and commitment. Although at times it was a struggle, they ensured a safe and
comfortable environment for David and his family. Your donation will help the
hospice continue their work and serve as a thank you for the reassurance and
support they have given his family throughout this difficult journey.

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