The AGSD-UK is sad to learn of the death of one of its members, Rob Wood. Rob, who had GSD 3a was a long-time supporter of the charity and was for some time, the type 3 co-ordinator.
He has left behind his wife, Jenny and his three children, Caitlyn 6 and Freddie and Archie, both 20 months old.
Rob not only volunteered for the AGSD-UK, but he offered his help to many organisations: St John’s Ambulance, the Red Cross and Children in Need. At ChildLine, he trained as a mentor to address bullying. During his career at Manchester United, he also served as a first aider.
In 1998 John Major presented him with a ‘Child of Achievement’ award for the bravery and determination he showed to get the most out of life and to reach his full potential.
AGSD-UK Trustee Ailsa Arthur commented:
“Rob will be remembered as warm and welcoming and with a ready willingness to help all he came into touch with. He will be missed by all at the AGSD-UK.”
AGSD-UK member Nikki Christie commented:
“Rob was part of our small type 3 group. He always welcomed new people to the group and was the first to offer help and support. Rob had lots of friends within the GSD community because he was just such a lovely guy.”
AGSD-UK member Mark McGowan said:
“Rob was a smashing guy, caring considerate and lived life to the full! RIP brother.”