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Fri 9 Apr, 2010
By Darren Waite


I can't believe that such a bright light has gone out

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A touching tribute to an outstanding man.

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Rest In Peace Clint Walters 1978 - 2010

Clint Walters was often seen running the London Marathon amongst other things to raise money for HIV charities to help in the fight against stigma and ignorance towards HIV/AIDS and educate people who have no conception of what it is to live with the virus.

He set up Health Initiatives for Youth UK to give support to young people living with HIV/AIDS. He also accesed schools and FE colleges around the UK educating young people about HIV/AIDS prevention.

Clint is an inspiration to us all,
www.hify.org.uk

Peter Shapcott from the Eddie Surman trust sent Pinkwire this touching tribute:

I didn't know Clint until 1999 when he set up Health Initiatives and as founder of The Eddie Surman Trust I was so impressed by what this young man was doing.



I rang him up to congratulate him. We kept in touch ever since and although our work comittments meant we didn't see each other as much as we would have liked,the last time we meet Clint took me the length and breadth of Oxford Street showing me potential office sites where he wanted to open his clinic.

Every site seemed to be on the top floors with lifts out of order but I remember him flying up the stairs with me arriving 10 minutes later. "What do you think Peter" he would ask and all I could say was "Could he not find anything on the ground floor"!

His excitement was truly infectious.
He was like a whirlwind, you could not be anything but lifted in his company.

He gave his time without stint to his beloved cause and I have never met anyone with such drive and energy. His big heart touched so many people in his short life and I'm proud that mine was one of them.

I can't believe that such a bright light has gone out. Rest in Peace you beautiful man. Peter x
www.eddiesurmantrust.org.uk

 

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