John O’Malley – deceased 1st April 2020

The following notice appeared in The Guardian on 10th April:

“O’MALLEY, John Emmett, aged 81, died peacefully in St Thomas’ Hospital on 1 April 2020 with family around him. Much loved by his wife Jan, his sister Helen, his three daughters, Catherine, Kim and Joey and two grandchildren, Rubi and Leon. Hugely valued as a friend by so many. He lives on in us all in our struggle for a better world. We will celebrate his life later in the year as only 5 people are allowed at his funeral. If you want to attend email No flowers please, but donations welcome to Médecins Sans Frontières Many thanks for flowers and supportive messages already received.”

John retired earlier this year as Vice Chair of SWSJ Charity after 28 years of being a Trustee. A driving force since the formation of the Charity in 1992, John was formerly Chair of the Grants Committee and subsequently Chair of Trustees. As one of the Charity’s founding Trustees he has generously shared his wealth of knowledge of the education system and engagement in local politics for the benefit of our community.

John’s leadership, legal knowledge and vast experience of all things educational are embedded in the way that we work.

“We are truly grateful for John’s incredible contribution and legacy to SWSJ Charity. We value the commitment and positive energy that John has given to fulfil our mission to help young people access education. Our thoughts and warm wishes are with his family at this time. Wendy Speck, Chair of Trustees


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