Simone asked me to create this group so the many people who loved Chris can share some of their own stories and photos. The plan is to take some or all of these stories and create a book for Jude to have and treasure as he grows up. Please remember this target when your are reminiscing. We have created a closed Facebook group which is here in order to collect the stories. If you want to include a photo of yourself and some contact details for Jude, should he want to ask you about his dad at some point in the future, please do, we will not share these on the website but will include them in the book.
It was great to see so many people at the funeral. For those who could not make it, Peter Northing’s fabulous tribute is here.
Many people have shared their favourite Chris stories already, there is a link on the right of this page to all the individual contributors. Here are all the stories written so far.
If you want to add a Chris story but prefer not to use Facebook then please contact me using this form, you can also use this form if you would like your comments removed or amended.
Simone’s chosen charities for donations in lieu of flowers
Christian and the rest of the Blandford family are close friends of Chris, Simone and Jude. Chris and Simone very thoughtfully chose the Christian Blandford Fund for donations in lieu of presents for their 40th birthdays. Thank you Simone for thinking of us again on this heartbreaking day. We are a small charity and spend almost nothing on promotion or expenses. All the money raised goes directly to helping sick children and their families when staying in hospitals.To find out more about our work visit www.christianblandford,com.
Childreach International is am international children’s charity that works in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK. We believe that every child has the right to live, learn and play. To be happy, safe and free. We are so thankful for the ongoing dedication of Chris’ family to our cause. To find out more about the children you are supporting visit www.childreach.org.uk