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Red Cross chief Bradshaw passes on

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 19 December 2017

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Edmund Bradshaw: dead at 63. (GP)

The Barbados Red Cross Society is mourning the loss of its director general Edmund Bradshaw.

Bradshaw passed away Sunday afternoon in a hospital in Port of Spain, Trinidad, after being taken there on Friday evening. Reports are that he had “some medical issues” but was taken to hospital after a new condition developed.

President of the Barbados Red Cross Society, Winston Waithe, told the DAILY NATION yesterday that the late director general, who was 63 years old, would be greatly missed, as he had given “yeoman service” and was instrumental in the society obtaining its previous headquarters at Jemmotts Lane, St Michael.

Bradshaw had also organised the fundraising committee to source funds for construction of the new Barbados Red Cross Society headquarters at Warrens, St Michael.

“It would be difficult to find another person like Edmund. He was a very resourceful person, very dedicated to the Red Cross movement not only in Barbados but the entire Red Cross movement throughout the world,” Waithe said.

Bradshaw joined the Barbados Red Cross Society in 1999 and over the past 18 years was in the vanguard of the drive for continued public support for the organisation.

“It has been a tremendous loss to the movement as a whole,” Waithe lamented. Bradshaw also served as a board member of the Young Men’s Christian Association, honorary secretary of the Barbados Boy Scouts’ Association for more than 30 years, and a member of the Prisons After-Care Committee.

He was awarded a Barbados Service Medal in 2015 in recognition of his dedicated service to the Barbados Red Cross Society. He was also an auctioneer and former joint owner of Three Sevens Auction Shop.

Bradshaw was an avid horse racing fan and spent many race days at the Garrison Savannah. (GC)

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