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Harry Cormack

In Memory of Harry Cormack

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Harold Cormack on 25th June 2024.

Harry was our Treasurer and a Trustee between 2004 and retired in 2016, although he did try to retire a few times in this period but we were lucky enough to lure him back He set up all our accounting systems, registered Basildon Mind as a Limited Company by Guarantee and worked closely with Sheila, our CEO at the time and Lisa our General Manager, we were so fortunate to have Harry as our Treasurer.

He was such a kind, caring and dedicated person. Harry was extremely generous with his time and his skills. He worked tirelessly to keep our finances in a healthy position and to ensure that he established ‘reserves’ for the organisation and deposited them in the best account possible.

During Harry’s time with us, the contract culture came into being, whereas previously we had been grant funded. Without his expertise, we would have been lost and we were then successful in securing funding for new services. One was Valerie Lodge a 7 day-a-week Day Care /Drop In service for people experiencing mental health problems. This gave them a safe place where they could socialise, take part in activities and not feel isolated.

We are extremely grateful to Harry for all the work he did for Basildon Mind and how he supported us individually to achieve so much.

We are all sadden at his loss but will remember him with much respect and very kind thoughts.

Harry, a truly wonderful man.

John Birkett, Chair of Basildon Mind said “as well as being a wonderful person, Harry laid the foundation for Basildon Mind’s current services, for which we are truly grateful. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”

Harry’s family have set-up a fundraising page for Basildon Mind in memory of Harry. If you wish to donate please follow this link: https://basmind.enthuse.com/pf/cormack.

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