TRIBUTE PAGE TO MALCOLM BALL:CONTRIBUTIONS ENCOURAGED

Mal with group in Greenwich 2017 – Many thanks to Josef

Young people with whom Malcolm was involved have created a Tribute page, dedicated to his memory.

https://malcolmball.muchloved.com/

They explain:

This site is a tribute to Mal, who was born in London on December 03, 1959; and grew up in Deptford, Lewisham. He is much loved and will always be remembered.

Mal first began working with young people at the age of 17 at St Michael’s Community Centre, New Cross.

Through his passion and dedication, Mal encouraged young people to be who they want to be, to trust and believe in themselves. He broadened their world views, teaching respect, kindness, honesty, and friendship. He helped young people to create the world they wanted to live in. 

He has left a lasting impact on us all and will continue to do so, a real Lewisham Legend!

We all have our own stories of Mal, this is a space to share our memories of him.

As things stand we are linking all our reminiscences on the IDYW web site to the Stories section of the Tribute page and will continue to do so.

The format of the Tribute page allows all manner of contributions. In particulat it lends itself to the posting of memories, short or long, to the posting of photos, the lighting of candles and indeed donations to the Pilgrims Hospices.

We would encourage contributions to the Page as it will become a permanent reminder of Malcolm’s rich life. For instance you might well recycle comments left on Facebook. Some of the most moving responses to Malcolm’s death are brief anecdotes such as :

I met Malcolm whilst on the same course at Leicester. He was inspirational even then. I was part of a group involved in raising money for striking miners his determined compassion and understanding of the struggle led to a good number of the lecturers ” putting their hand in their pockets {Maggie Kind]

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