Tributes continue for charity fund raisers Stephen Newbury and Paul Driscoll
Tributes contiue to roll in for two charity fund-raisers, who died hours apart in separate incidents.
Mumbles pharmacist Stephen Newbury died after taking part in a marathon in Lyon, France, over the weekend, while Paul Driscoll collapsed in West Cross on Sunday while training for a charity bike ride to raise money for 2-year-old Macsen Williams from Gorseinon, who suffers from cerebral palsy.
Mr Newbury had already taken part in the Paris and London marathons this year, raising money for Parkinson’s Disease and Shelter.
Both men have been hailed for their money-raising efforts, with family, friends and colleagues paying warm respects.
Evening Post readers have also been quick to pay their own tributes, on our website and our Facebook page.
Amongst those to Mr Newbury were from
Mandy Stephens, who wrote: “Such shocking news, he was one in a million. He was so kind and caring to me and my dad, plus everyone he met and dealt with. He will be truly missed. My sympathy to his family at this sad time and to all the girls in the chemist.”
Margaret R. Nicholls added: “I am so shocked to read this, I cannot take it in. He has been so helpful to both of us over the twenty years. We will miss him so much, he made us feel like he was a friend not just a pharmacist”.
And Felicity Barrow, who wrote: “Stephen will be sorely missed. He will be remembered for his kindness , innovation and professionalism.”
The tributes have continued also for Mr Driscoll, who was better known to friends as Jakey.
He had been training to take part in a fund-raising cycle ride from Swansea to Bridgend later this month, which has now been re-named in his honour, with many of his family, including two teenage daughters Beth and Alex.
Ride organisers Reeco Rees wrote: “Jakey's family and friends, will do him proud this year and every year.
“It is a massive honour to hold The Paul Jakey Driscoll Annual Memorial Bike Ride in Jakey's name.
“My deepest condolences go to all the family and friends.”
Kathy_Vaughan added: “Just so sad, he was a true gentleman. RIP Jakey x”