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Dougie Mac saddened by death of long serving volunteer

It is with great sadness the hospice announces the sudden death of one of our long serving and dedicated volunteers Barry Bailey who passed away on Thursday 9th May 2019.

Staff and volunteers at Dougie Mac are shocked and saddened to hear of Barry’s death. Barry, the recipient of a Sentinel Our Heroes award in 2010, along with his wife Ena have been staunch supporters of the hospice for over 20 years; collecting donations across the area as well as making and selling over 10,000 memory boxes.

Karen McKenzie, Head of Income Generation said:

“He was a dear friend and a loyal and vital supporter of Dougie Mac. Barry made it his personal mission to raise money for the hospice and encouraged others to do the same.

“He is a well-known face in our community who has taken on many different volunteer roles over the years which include collecting regularly in the INTU Shopping Centre in Hanley and dressing up as Santa. Barry helped to raise over £400,000 for Dougie Mac, but in typical fashion did not want the credit himself; instead he wanted to acknowledge and recognise the generous support of our local community.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to all of Barry’s family and friends, he will be dearly missed by us all.”

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