We are hugely saddened by the death of Lord David Shutt of a sudden illness on 30th October. David was a Trustee of the Blackley Centre and a dear friend who has supported the Centre from its beginning. His wisdom, grace, generosity and positivity have been so important to us and we miss him so much. David’s life has been one of service and commitment to others, and the public obituaries are better placed to list his many many achievements and contributions to Calderdale, Yorkshire and the country as a whole. We just know that we have lost a true friend and source of wisdom and support. Our love and prayers go to all his many friends, but particularly to his wife, Margaret and his family, as for all his many public offices he was first and foremost a very loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.