We are very sorry to have to tell you that this month we tragically lost our Coordinator and great friend David Baker, who sadly passed away on August 1st following a short illness.
David was truly passionate about supporting young people through the GOFISH programme, having built it up from scratch with the help of George Daulman, and latterly running the programme with Nicola Davis, both young ambassadors and entrepreneurs. Not only did David dedicate much of his time to supporting young and vulnerable people, but he did it with pure joy and always went the extra mile to ensure these young people could have a promising future.
David was also a prominent and well known figure within the local business community, winning the Civic Award in 2019 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Trowbridge. He played a huge part in promoting the town for over 25 years, through business, education and encouraging entrepreneurship in young people. He was involved with the local Chamber of Commerce for many years and his drive and passion for promoting the town led to a prominent role in the development of the Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce. David was also involved in setting up the Trowbridge County Town Initiative, the Trowbridge Town Team and Transforming Trowbridge. During his time spent on the Board of Governors of Clarendon College, David developed and nurtured students who had become disengaged and alienated within the school environment.
From all of us at GOFISH:
Thank you David for all that you have done for us. We will continue your legacy and remember you always.
There will be a funeral service for David at Semington Crematorium on Tuesday 20th August 2019 at 2.30pm, followed by a wake at Trowbridge Rugby Club.