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A Marathon for Michael

Dougal

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Jun 4, 2004
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No way of telling if this will catch on tomorrow. Thanks to those who put the word out and anyone who remembers to join in. At the very least I tried.
 

Dougal

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Your ‘trying’ made us all read, think and talk about him these last days and today. That’s the reason for doing something like this. You didn’t try, you did it.
Thank you
 

dk-yid

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I tried my best. Was not to be.
Mate, it was to be, because you created awareness about your best mate and his tragic passing.

I never knew him, and we've never met, yet here - north of Copenhagen - some random dane sent a thought to his family, his friends and to you in the 10th minute watching on TV.

So, it was to be. Be proud.
 

Dougal

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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I’m sat here writing the eulogy. I’m 3 pages in and barely feel like I’ve scratched the surface. Yesterday was what it was and I’m concentrating on the positives it created now.
 

Dougal

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As I wheeled him around in his wheelchair days before he passed we spotted a poster on the wall of the hospice about the London Marathon fundraising. I told him maybe I should use my ballot place for raising money for the hospice. He approved. So here we are.


I’m helping raise money for SS John and Elizabeth Charity
Support me at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/marathon4mick
 

Dougal

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Jun 4, 2004
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Michael’s obituary will be in the Arsenal programme. A game I had, for my own reasons, decided not to go to.

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Dougal

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Jun 4, 2004
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Today’s the day. Eulogy written. Designed the mass order of services. Spurs font used for all the headings. Little ornaments in each page corner designed based on the Bill Nick gates. RIP to One of Our Own.
 

sidford

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Best of luck today Dougal, hope it goes as well as it can. Just donated to the marathon fair play for all you're doing, good mates like you two don't come along often
 

Dougal

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Best of luck today Dougal, hope it goes as well as it can. Just donated to the marathon fair play for all you're doing, good mates like you two don't come along often
Cheers fella, all much appreciated.
 

FrankSpencer

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May 23, 2007
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Today’s the day. Eulogy written. Designed the mass order of services. Spurs font used for all the headings. Little ornaments in each page corner designed based on the Bill Nick gates. RIP to One of Our Own.
All the very best for today and wishing you all a wonderful celebration of his life. You’re doing him proud.
 

Dougal

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Thanks for the sponsorship, whoever ‘JW’ is! Much appreciated (y)
 
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