Readers who’ve been around here for a while will be pleased to know that the Memorial fund for Mike Blakey has now reached its target of Â£20 000. That’s great news, but of course the fund is still open for further donations.
Mike was a young man of tremendous gifts, funny and clever, compassionate and determined â€” he lived his life with courage and integrity. He wrestled with his faith â€” how many times did he tell us he wasnâ€™t a Christian in his early days in Swansea? â€” and it became for him a source of strength and purpose. Mike dedicated himself to justice for the worldâ€™s poor and had a special zeal for the sufferings of people of Tibet. He was in Dharamsala working as a volunteer with children. He knew that he was in a hazardous place, but he went where his faith and principles drove him.
And we still miss him.