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This fundraising page is dedicated to the memory of

John Dodds

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Clare Dodds

John died suddenly on 16/9 after suffering the progressive effects of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Please help fund research into this appalling condition.

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Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

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John was an active 55 year old, who would happily walk for miles. Always proud of his Darlington roots, John read Maths at Christ's College, Cambridge and Statistics at Manchester. He joined the Civil Service rising to be a director, working in HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office and (what is now) the Dept for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Outside work, John took on various roles and had an eclectic range of interests over the years from being a school governor to a member of the Council of the John Buchan Society running its social media accounts. He loved his sport, especially: cricket (Durham CCC of course), horse racing (he was a member of the Elite Racing Club), Darlington FC (though he often groaned over their results) and, more surprisingly, Arsenal FC. He read voraciously; collected many books (and gadgets); ran tournaments & won awards for boardgame-playing; published photos on Blipfoto; and enjoyed music, food and drink - ideally with friends and family.

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Much to his surprise, John recently became increasingly breathless and was finally diagnosed on 6th September with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, an incurable condition. He knew then he would most likely end his days confined to a wheelchair and dependent upon an oxygen tank, probably within three to five years. However, he died unexpectedly early, just before our wedding anniversary. 

I am raising money for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis so that more research may be carried out to help prevent this terrible condition, which has such a life-changing impact on those who develop it and their families, and to help others like John who are already suffering from it. Please give generously.

Thank you very much.

Clare Dodds

Event date

04-October-2016 00:00  - 
31-March-2017 00:00

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John, we had some great times in the DDI team at Treasury. What a sensitive and supportive boss. Miss you. Jonathan
Donation by Jon Rushforth
on 16-01-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Matthew Bryant
on 14-01-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-01-2017
Donation by James Baldwin
on 01-01-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Sleep well, John.
Donation by Stephen Agar
on 11-12-2016
Mid Con
Donation by Clare Dodds
on 27-11-2016
£80.00 gift aid
Shocked and saddened by John's untimely death. My heart goes out to you, Clare.
Donation by Alison of the JB Society
on 27-11-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Colin & Jane Harden
on 09-11-2016
£12.50 gift aid
Gone too soon.
Donation by Heather Hucker
on 09-11-2016
£5.00 gift aid
I worked in John's Directorate a year or two ago. We used to meet sometimes arriving in the morning after that and always spoke so I was shocked and sad to hear of his passing. He was an exemplary Civil Servant.
Donation by Kevin Herrmann
on 06-11-2016
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,715.00
Offline Donations: £210.00
Total Raised: £3,925.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £4,723.75

Donations closed

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