Tribute film for charity supporter Lynwood Newman
DRWF is paying tribute to the late Lynwood Newman, a long-term volunteer and supporter of the charity going back to 2006.
Lee Calladine, DRWF Events Coordinator, said: “I met Lynwood right back in the beginning 16 years ago when I first started at the charity. After that he came to our Wellness Days, our residential weekends and he became our ‘uber’ volunteer that was there helping with everything from the start to the finish of the event.”
Lee and Lynwood conspired to create the Captain Insulin superhero alter ego that Lynwood made reality – a masked diabetes crusader, armed with a bespoke utility belt featuring all manner of essential diabetes paraphernalia. The character soon made appearances at many DRWF events (strangely never seen in the same room as Lynwood) and was on occasion seen stuffing envelopes in the DRWF office in full costume.
Karen Scott, Community Fundraiser, said: “The first time I met Lynwood was at a tea party and he was dressed as Captain Insulin. I had just joined the charity and he came across to me with this booming laugh and with his mask on. I didn’t know who he was or where he had come from, but he was so warm and engaging that we connected straight away really and every time we saw each other it was a pleasure. He was always very positive, and he was always lovely and always laughing. That’s my memory of Lynwood, his big, booming laugh.”
Chris Edwards, DRWF volunteer and lay member of the Editorial Advisory Board, said: “Lynwood became a good family friend to myself and my husband. He was a lovely man.”
Listen to the DRWF Lynwood Newman Special tribute podcast here
Read more: DRWF Volunteering: Getting the team back together – in memory of a much-missed friend and supporter
Visit the Much Loved page Tribute to Lynwood Newman, 1949 - 2021
This is a place for his friends, family and colleagues to share their personal memories of him. They can visit the page to light a candle, post a photo, video or a fond memory they have of Lynwood that they would like to share.
DRWF has recently partnered with MuchLoved, which means that any of our supporters can now make their own online tribute page in memory of a loved one or to support DRWF. It is simple, quick and free to set-up.
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Please contact DRWF Community Fundraiser Karen Scott if you would like to find out more about MuchLoved or Giving in Memory by email or telephone: 07591950531
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