REMEMBERING DAME GRACY

 

REMEMBERING DAME GRACY

 

We were very saddened to hear of the death of Graham Giles aka Dame Gracy who was a true friend to George House Trust.

 

Our Finance Director, Neal Sharpe, says

 

Graham has been a friend to George House Trust for many years, indeed from our earliest years.  

 

He was one of the team who started the bank holiday Pride March, determined not only to stand proud as a gay man but to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, and raising countless amounts of money doing so.

 

Graham lived with HIV and when we called him recently to check he was doing OK during lockdown, he was happy to be out tending the communal garden he loved so much.

 

Graham was a very special character and whether he was in wellies or stilettos, we thank him for all the support he gave.

 

We send our condolences to Graham’s family and friends at this very sad time.  Wonderful tributes have been paid in this article by the Manchester Evening News.

 

Photo courtesy of Jemma O'Brien for the M.E.N.

 

Friday, 19 March, 2021

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