This Friday 13 May Sir John Peace, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Patron of the charity Framework, will take part in a ceremony to commemorate a former West Bridgford resident – the late John Christophers.
A Chartered Accountant and committed Christian, Mr Christophers was a lifelong advocate for homeless people.
As Treasurer of the Macedon charity he played an important part in its merger with Nottingham Help the Homeless Association in 2001, then becoming a founder Board Member of Framework and Chair of its Finance Committee.
Reflecting on John Christophers’ contribution to the organisation, Framework’s Chief Executive Andrew Redfern commented:
“John’s voluntary effort over ten years stabilised the finances of one charity and laid the foundations for another with even greater impact. After his retirement from the Board he continued to champion and support the organisation he had helped to set up, not least as a regular at our events. He is rightly celebrated, and much missed.”
The tribute in his memory to be unveiled on Friday will be displayed at Mechanics House – a new service for homeless people in Nottingham being officially opened that day.
The event will be attended by his widow Sheila, their three children Michael, Sarah and David, and grandson John.