Remembering John Blyth

Our fundraising achievements in memory of John Blyth

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    Amount we’ve raised in John’s memory $374.75

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    Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team

    Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team

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    • Donation by Anonymous

      From friends and family in The Grapes


      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by M Ashford

      To my son-in-law, Rest in Peace


      + £12.50 Gift Aid

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    • JohnBlyth

      Sadly my husband, John Blyth, passed away in the night of
      23rd/24th January 2017.

      He had struggled with illness most of last year, probably
      spending more time in the Northern General Hospital than at home, but even so this was unexpected and has come as a huge shock to me and my daughter, to his family, and his friends.

      I have only known John for just over 20 years - we met in
      1995.  But in that time he completely changed my life and together we had our beautiful daughter, Michaela.  In the time that I have known John, music has been an important part of  both of our lives.  We met through folk music - at
      the Dog and Partridge! - and we played and sang together at many formal and informal gigs.  Through his music, John has a huge circle of friends in Sheffield and elsewhere.

      John didn't do a lot of mountain climbing while I knew him,
      but I have always been aware that when he was younger he did a lot of climbing, in Scotland and elsewhere, and has a lot of mates/friends from his climbing days.  Although John didn't actually belong to a mountain rescue team, like any climber he was very much aware of the good work they do and very grateful to know that they would be there for him if he ever needed them.

      Therefore, I have set up this JustGiving page to invite
      donations in John's memory in support of the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team.  I haven't announced the date of the funeral yet (I will as soon as I know it), but rather than buying flowers for the coffin please make a donation here instead.

      I would also like to say a big thank you to all of John's
      friends and family who have left so many heart-warming messages on FaceBook.  If any of you have little anecdotes and/or photos of John that you would like to share, please put them on FaceBook, or send them to me and I can put them on here.

      Helen Ashford
      1 Feb 2017

      Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

      Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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    Donations made in memory of John Blyth5

    • Donation by Anonymousto Helen's page on 20/02/2017

      From friends and family in The Grapes


      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by M Ashfordto Helen's page on 20/02/2017

      To my son-in-law, Rest in Peace


      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Patrick Murphyto Helen's page on 20/02/2017

      Rest in Peace John

    • Donation by Heather Burns to Helen's page on 08/02/2017

      Sadly on holiday & unable to attend John's funeral. Donating in memory of v. happy times in the Dog&Partridge with dear departed friends &musicians who he'll join in a cracking session in heaven.


      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Helen Ashfordto Helen's page on 03/02/2017

      I sold John's mobility scooter for £125 yesterday. Not only will it help an elderly lady get around, but the money will support a vital service for mountaineers


      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team

      Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team

      Glencoe Mountain Rescue has been providing a free rescue service in the Glencoe area since 1961. Run entirely by volunteers and hugely reliant on donations for funding, the rescue service extends to mountains, rivers, lochs, caves and the sea across North Argyll and on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.

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