As a deviation from Goldings I would like us to draw our attention to a wonderful Barnardo Girl and her helpers.
Jean Clark (the lady with the sunglasses) has for many years been determined to donate a memorial to the many
Boys and Girls who were in Dr Barnardo’s and died but were buried in un-named graves. She along with her helpers
spend most weekends at Car Boot sales, raffles, and other fund raising events to raise funds for this end. Unknown
to me at the time her funding enabled the Goldings Memorial at Waterford to be achieved, but I wasn’t made aware
of this, and assumed it was given to me by Barnardo’s. To date Jean has raised over £30,000 for this fund, along with
Goldings Memorial, there is also a larger one at Barkingside, and this is the latest one at Tower Hamlets.
It appears on the day that a lot of the credit for this wonderful event was not bestowed fully to the girls in the picture
but was given over to Barnardo’s and other Dignitaries who it appears were not aware of the main drivers for such a
wonderful Memorial, but I’m sure all of the Goldings Old Boys and Staff along with David are more than aware
of the work Jean has been doing, along with all the work she gives at our Re-union, and now feels a part of us
as we feel she is, every year....well done girls.