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Vaughan Holme

Post by CHDad » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:44 pm

So very sad to hear of the death of Vaughan Holme, Housemaster of Maine A. He died whilst climbing in Wales on Saturday along with an Old Blue Jack Hutton - Potts.

See the CH press release http://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/pres ... june-2013/

My thought are with their families and everyone at CH who is struggling to come to terms with this tragedy at the moment.

R.I.P
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Re: Vaughan Holme

Post by pinkhebe » Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:47 pm

It is very sad, especially with him leaving a wife and 2 children :(

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Re: Vaughan Holme

Post by ReallyMissingHer » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:29 pm

I was on here last night checking to see if it was the Wales accident that he had been in as my daughter was too upset to make sense on the phone, she's devestated one of her favourite teachers and she climbs too so knew him well - also how devasted she is for his wife and children :(

My heart goes out to them all x

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Re: Vaughan Holme

Post by juicymum » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:49 pm

I am so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers for his family. what a sad loss

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Post by Katharine » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:14 pm

Living here in Snowdonia, I'm so sorry to hear the CH connection.

We seem to have had too many accidents in our mountains this winter, and now this on the cliffs.
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Re: Vaughan Holme

Post by CHDad » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:33 pm

It is terribly sad, Vaughan has been a wonderful houseparent and an inspiration to the boys in Maine A. As a Parent I shall miss him goodness knows what it must be like for the pupils, however he will never be forgotten by them, of that I am certain.

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Re: Vaughan Holme

Post by Sally » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:43 pm

Such a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to Vaughan’s wife Val and their children. His death is a devastating loss not only to his lovely family but also to the whole school and particularly the boys of Maine A, which includes my son. He was a wonderfully supportive housemaster, a kind and compassionate man, much loved and respected by the boys in his care to whom he was a surrogate father. I’m sure he will be remembered always by all those whose schooldays have been considerably enriched by his presence and guidance.

http://www.wscountytimes.co.uk/news/loc ... -1-5193087

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10488892 ... dy/?ref=nt

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Re: Vaughan Holme

Post by J.R. » Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:44 pm

Sad news indeed.

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Re: Vaughan Holme

Post by Sally » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:32 pm

Gerard Whitely, Assistant Housemaster of Maine A, is coordinating a collection - if anyone would like to contribute, this is what he says in an e-mail today:
Many of you have asked about a collection for Mrs Holme and a possible commemoration for Vaughan. I understand some parents have already made kind donations. If you would like to donate please bring either cash or a cheque (made out to "Christ's Hospital") on Saturday and I will collate the money and organise the funds.

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