What Mr Roy Thomas says in the comment below is one of the reasons that I wanted to do something to honour Stuart and his charity work. He did a lot which people don’t actually know about.
He also pushed himself physically for the sake of charity, for example, doing the Nos Galan 5km road races on New Year’s Eve 2008, the Sports Relief Mile in March 2010, and only a few days before he died he had completed a gruelling charity cycle challenge. With 5 other men Stuart took 5 days to cycle the coastline of Wales, travelling distances of over 50 miles a day.
Roy J. Thomas, Chairman of Donate Wales and the Kidney Wales Foundation, said:
“Stuart was a fine man who really cared about Wales and his community. Much of his charitable work was hidden with his humility. He did so much including our Donate Wales campaign by taking part in dinners and adverts for us. There was something as we would say “addfwyn” about him.
Stuart was a great communicator and managed to touch the hearts of those in need. Patients liked him as he was so warm . Wales will be a poorer place without him.”
(‘Addfwyn’ is Welsh for ‘gentle’).
Killing For Company’s track ‘Surrender’ will be out 6 weeks today on Stuart’s birthday, May 19th.