Walk for Epilepsy in memory of Arthur Lamb to be held on 20th May
NHS co-workers of my friend and colleague, the late Arthur Lamb, who died at the tragically young age of 31 earlier this year, have organised a sponsored walk in his memory on Saturday 20th May to raise funds for Epilepsy Action.
Arthur packed a huge amount of achievement into those 31 years. He was chairman of Copeland Conservatives at the time of the Copeland by-election. He became a county councillor by winning a safe Labour seat, and at the time of his death was Chief Whip of the Conservative group on the County Council and Deputy Chairman of the Conservatives in Cumbria. I still miss him greatly and I know I speak for Conservative colleagues all over Cumbria when I say that we deeply feel his loss.
Arthur was a cricket umpire and coach and was immensely valued not just by Whitehaven cricket club but by colleagues all over Cumbria - the night before he died he was coaching youngsters in what he told his parents was a "really good session with the kids."
He was also remembered as an active member of the local church.
And he was a valued member of the local NHS team, who have organised the sponsored walk in his memory.
His colleague Fiona Cowan told the Whitehaven News,
“We wanted to do something in his memory because he was such a big part of the team and the Trust. Just to show that he hasn’t been forgotten and will be remembered for the years ahead. We intend to do it every year.
“We miss him every day. He was full of fun, mischievous, always had a twinkle in his eye. Always got the last word. Just a real hard worker and a lovely person to work with. Very conscientious.
“He was always thinking of the patient – not the figures he was dealing with. He always wanted to do his very best. He was a lovable, gentle giant."
The walk organised by his NHS colleagues will start at 10am at Haig Pit in Whitehaven on 20th May, then go on to St Bees and across the coast to the Lighthouse, St Bees and finish at the Queens, Main Street, St Bees.Free parking is available at Haig Pit. Everyone is welcome to come along and take part. The money raised will be donated to Epilepsy Action.