On Saturday 12 April 2014, family, friends and colleagues of Grigor McClelland, will gather to celebrate his life. The event will be held at the Assembly Rooms in Newcastle upon Tyne from 11.30am until approximately 5.00pm.
The Community Foundation, of which Grigor was the founding chair and later vice-president, is assisting with arrangements.
Grigor celebrating the 25 year anniversary of Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland in 2013
Order of the day
In the morning, after refreshments, a few invited speakers will talk about Grigor’s varied achievements in civil society, education, business and philanthropy. Over lunch from 13.30 there will be an opportunity to chat to others and to add your thoughts and anecdotes, which Grigor’s family will keep. After lunch, there will be a Quaker Meeting for Worship to remember our Friend, to which all are welcome. We will gather from 2.45pm to 4.00pm. The day will end with tea and cakes.
Notifying us of your attendance
Anyone who wishes to is warmly invited to attend all or part of the day, and you are encouraged to share this with others. However, to ensure catering and other arrangements can be managed, we ask that anyone who wishes to come confirms their attendance with Dawn Porter at the Community Foundation. You can do this by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0191 222 0945 by no later than Monday 24 March 2014. In your confirmation, it would be helpful to have the names of those in your party and an email or phone contact.
Grigor’s family have asked that should you wish to make a donation, you do so through the Grigor McClelland Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland (charity number 700510). Monies raised will be given to the Millfield House Foundation (charity number 271180), which Grigor established, to support its work in addressing the causes of poverty and inequality in North East England.
You can donate online at www.justgiving.com/TheGrigorMcClellandMemorialFund.
Alternatively, gifts may be made by cheque payable to the Community Foundation and sent to us at Community Foundation, Cale Cross, 156 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SU. Please write ‘Grigor McClelland Memorial Fund’ on the reverse of the cheque and include your name and contact address.
For administrative reasons, the family and the MHF trustees request that that you make any gifts through this memorial fund, rather than to MHF directly.
If you have a photograph or memory of Grigor that you would like to share, please send them by email or post to Dawn Porter at the above address.
This is a celebration of Grigor’s life so his family ask that you are not sombre; rather, please dress as you feel comfortable.