Saturday, January 26, 2008

Paul Hendrich Memorial

A date has now been confirmed for a memorial for Paul Hendrich, the New Cross activist, Goldsmiths College anthropologist and all round good bloke who died recently. It will take place on Saturday 9th February in the Great Hall at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, starting at 10:30 am. All who want to remember and celebrate Paul's life are welcome to attend. Afterwards there will be a reception at Lansdowne Youth Centre (278-280 South Lambeth Road) from 3 to 6 pm, where Paul used to work.

There was a story about Paul in the Western Gazette this week - Paul came from the West Country:

'The family and friends of a Yeovil man who "lived his life to the full" have paid tribute to him following his death last week. Youth worker Paul Hendrich, aged 36, was travelling home from work at Goldsmiths College in South London on his bicycle when he was involved in a collision with a lorry in Battersea Road just before noon last Wednesday. Mr Hendrich suffered internal injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. While preparations are made for a memorial service in London on Saturday 9 February to celebrate his life with up to 400 people expected, those closest to him have described him as a "happy, smiling and caring man".

Born in Yeovil to Christine Hilborne and Peter Hendrich, he attended Huish primary and Preston community school before studying at Yeovil College. He was the first in his family to go to university and went to Alsager in Cheshire. He had two sisters, Fiona and Nichola, and a brother Stuart. Ms Hilborne, aged 55, of Westland Road, who works at Tesco, said: "He had such a good life. In 36 years he did 90 years worth of living."

2 comments:

Sasha said...

I am just putting together things for Paul's memorial. This means so much to me. Thanks for your kind words...
Sasha, his wife.

kek-w said...

Totally gutted about this...Paul was one of the good guys...