Remembering David de Warrenne

Our fundraising achievements in memory of David de Warrenne

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About David de Warrenne

  • Born on: 02/06/1946

  • Died on: 10/04/2014 , 67 years old

  • Lived in: Bromley, United Kingdom

Amount we’ve raised in David’s memory $3,823.53

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Breathing Matters

Breathing Matters

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  • Donation by CFK

    He would have been so proud of you Alex. It's a great thing you've done raising money for the charity.

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Paula.

    A wonderful man, impossible to forget. We remember him and smile xx

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

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  • AdeW4DdeW

    We recently lost my Dad, David John de Warrenne to an awful disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and pneumonia.  

    Dad was such a lovely and truly wonderful man loved by so many. I couldn't have asked for a better father. He was also an extremely talented musician, winning top competitions throughout his life and dazzling many with his "spine tingling" performances. He studied with the famous Julius Katchen, the famous concert pianist in his Paris apartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Dad, and his fellow pupil and dear friend of over 50 years Anthony Green, at 19 years old were the first white people to perform in Bermuda, casting aside the racial segregation of the times, something they were both very proud of.  

    Following this, Dad worked hard all his life, teaching at Trinity School in Croydon for 40years, arranging, accompanying and writing music for Trinity Boys Choir and the much coveted "DW" choir, the public face of Trinity Boys Choir.

    Not only this, but along the way he helped his students and family, not just musically but with everyday obstacles life threw at them. Especially me as his son, I always confided in him whenever I needed to and always depended on him.

    Dad always approached life in a positive way and never let his illness affect him. Unfortunately Dad was diagnosed with IPF not long after his retirement which restricted his ability to carry out every day tasks. After many years teaching it's so sad that he never got a fair crack at retirement.

    Idiopathic means "no reason for", pulmonary; "lung" and fibrosis "scarring" and thus has no explanation for it's occurrence. But upon diagnosis it's life changing with extremely devastating statistics. Thus research and testing needs to be continued and advanced and hence why the family and I have chosen "Breathing Matters" as the charity of choice to raise money in Dad's name. 

    Breathing Matters is part of UCLH Charity (Reg No 229771). It has been set up to raise awareness and to work with patients to help find a cure for Interstitial Lung Diseases such as Pulmonary Fibrosis and other Respiratory Infections such as Bronchiectasis and Pneumonia.

    The aim of Breathing Matters is to support the Centre for Respiratory Research at UCL Respiratory in their committment to find better ways to diagnose and treat respiratory diseases.

    Currently under-funded in the UK and we aim to raise awareness of these little known diseases.

    UCL Respiratory is one of the world’s leading research centres for respiratory diseases. The centre promotes and conducts medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of respiratory diseases.

    All donations in Dad's name are welcome and greatly received. I will also be undertaking a challenge, yet to be decided in Dad's name in due course. 
    Sleep well my amazing father,
    Love forever,

    Alex  xxx

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    Total so far:

    $2,821.64

Donations made in memory of David de Warrenne50

  • Donation by CFKto Alex's page on 06/01/2016

    He would have been so proud of you Alex. It's a great thing you've done raising money for the charity.

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Paula.to Alex's page on 06/01/2016

    A wonderful man, impossible to forget. We remember him and smile xx

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Alex to Alex's page on 05/01/2016

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Dad, miss you more and more each day but I know you're still looking down. Lots of love

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Stuart Milneto Alex's page on 05/01/2016

    Best wishes Alex and family. Was very saddened to hear of your loss last year.

    £5.00

    + £1.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Love as always Ellice to Alex's page on 04/01/2016

    Merry Christmas and happy new year :) Sorry it's about late it's just it felt like you were with us the whole time. Also here helping us make decisions when we get stuck esp with the house

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Alex's page on 15/05/2015

    Never forgotten. Lots of love Dad

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Malcolm Warrenneto Alex's page on 08/11/2014

    So sorry to hear about your fathers (my cousin) passing away from such a terrible disease

    €20.00

  • Donation by Elizabeth Jegedeto Alex's page on 01/09/2014

    May your Dad's soul Rest In perfect peace

  • Donation by Kevto Alex's page on 23/08/2014

    One step closer to the target al

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ryanto Alex's page on 23/08/2014

    In memory of Uncle David. Xx

    £300.00

    + £75.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Gareth Jonesto Alex's page on 23/05/2014

    Best Wishes to you and your family mate.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mark Helyarto Alex's page on 12/05/2014

    so many strong memories of such a talented, inspiring and generous man. David was a fabulous teacher and musician and will always remain an important part of my life.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by michelle taylorto Alex's page on 09/05/2014

    Sounds like an amazing man, he will be very proud of you indeed Alex. Love to you and your family xxx

    £10.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Adam Tiranto Alex's page on 08/05/2014

    Best wishes to you and your family mate.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sharon Turnerto Alex's page on 07/05/2014

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Connor Baxterto Alex's page on 07/05/2014

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jackto Alex's page on 07/05/2014

    Best of luck buddy

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Alan Warnerto Alex's page on 06/05/2014

    So sorry to hear of your very sad loss.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Melissa Walkerto Alex's page on 06/05/2014

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Ellice Sally Darren Michael Jamie mickto Alex's page on 04/05/2014

    I only got to know david for about 18months but wow what a man, always a tale to tell and a smile on his face not letting his condition get him down.David has left a print on many hearts mine included

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Marcus Brantto Alex's page on 03/05/2014

    Your dad clearly touched a lot of people, Alex - you're right to be proud.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mark Flemingto Alex's page on 03/05/2014

    Thank you David for all your wisdom, friendship & music

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Joy Moirto Alex's page on 02/05/2014

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Mosu Babuto Alex's page on 02/05/2014

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Darrell Porterto Alex's page on 02/05/2014

    In memory of David. I still recall many of the DW Choir harmonies, 30 years later!

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Linda Saint to Alex's page on 02/05/2014

    To Alex, & all the family, In memory of 'DDW' With my deepest sympathy

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Nathan Robertsto Alex's page on 01/05/2014

    £30.00

    + £7.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Emma Lambieto Alex's page on 30/04/2014

    This is a great thing you're doing Alex - from reading all the lovely tributes here your Dad sounds like a truly inspirational man.

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by robin wilsonto Alex's page on 30/04/2014

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by The Blount Family to Alex's page on 30/04/2014

    With fond memories of DdW, from Colin and Annette, parents of Josh and Seb Blount, both former DW Choir members - 'Who wrote Ravel's Bolero?' 'You're all stupid! Ravel!' David will be greatly missed.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Patricia Robertsonto Alex's page on 29/04/2014

    With many happy memories of music making together, it was truly a delight to be accompanied by you.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Charlie Masonto Alex's page on 29/04/2014

    My memory of David is of a truly unique, wonderfully talented musician and teacher. I'm sure I speak for many others in thanking you for your part in my musical development.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Bill Tildento Alex's page on 29/04/2014

    I'll never forget the many times we made music together, including our concert at Dulwich Picture Gallery. What a wonderful musician you were! How sad you had so little of your retirement to enjoy.

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Shirley Ferrari and Shaw Taylorto Alex's page on 28/04/2014

    In remembrance of a long lost cousin for one and a new found friend for the other and too short a meeting for us all.

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Stuart Robertsonto Alex's page on 28/04/2014

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Patricia Shepherdto Alex's page on 28/04/2014

    In fondest memory of a talented and supportive colleague.

    £25.00

    + £6.25 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Angela Wade and familyto Alex's page on 28/04/2014

    with fondest memories of happy times with my beloved cousin who inspired me and always made me laugh. with love from Angela, Richard, Hannah and William

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Kicki Moxon-Browneto Alex's page on 26/04/2014

    In fond memory of an old friendship.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Annie Fairleyto Alex's page on 26/04/2014

    David was a very special person, and I will retain many happy memories of his talents and friendship.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Morwen Thistlethwaiteto Alex's page on 24/04/2014

    Thank you David for enriching the last 60 years of my life, both musically and as my friend.

    £100.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Sally and Hugh Vetchto Alex's page on 23/04/2014

    In fond memory of David

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Matt Grahamto Alex's page on 23/04/2014

    Many fantastic memories of music making at Trinity over the years - such a talented pianist and arranger. Will be much missed, RIP David

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Chris Jessopto Alex's page on 22/04/2014

    From a former student, with fond memories, and great sadness at David's passing.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Jonathan Harrisonto Alex's page on 22/04/2014

    So sorry to hear of David's death. Many fond memories of being taught my grade 5 theory by him. My condolences to all the family.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Frank Knowles (TBC 1973-81)to Alex's page on 22/04/2014

    What a fine teacher and musician.

    £20.00

    + £5.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Bambos Papadopoulosto Alex's page on 22/04/2014

    So sorry to hear of David's death. He was an inspirational teacher and I have very fond memories of my piano lessons with him. My condolences to all of David's family.

    £20.00

    + £0.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Christopher Greyto Alex's page on 22/04/2014

    With fond memories of being taught by David de Warrenne at Trinity - and especially his kindness in 'rescuing' me during a disastrous performance in the 'Junior Music Competition' in 1977

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Tau Weyto Alex's page on 22/04/2014

    David, thank you for having been my amazing teacher. Your musicianship continues to be inspirational. You are sadly missed.

    £50.00

    + £12.50 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Anonymousto Alex's page on 18/04/2014

    Dear Dad, you helped me and so many people in your life and I wish I could do more for you, but in your honour, I want to help others like you did so much. I love you Dad, Alex XXX

    £100.00

    + £25.00 Gift Aid

  • Donation by Melodieto Alex's page on 17/04/2014

    In memory of a great character

    £10.00

    + £2.50 Gift Aid

Charities we're helping 1

  • Breathing Matters

    Breathing Matters

    Breathing Matters aims to raise awareness and find a cure for pulmonary fibrosis and lung infection, supporting UCL Respiratory centre at UCL/UCLH

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