David Woodhouse

ACCT co-founder, Deborah Woodhouse suddenly and tragically lost her husband, David, on 13th March. For those who don’t know her I just wanted to highlight the tremendous amount of work Deborah did for ACCT, supported by David as well as the work he has done for Sheffield. Without Deborah, ACCT would not exist and, aside from supporting her in this work, David influenced donations made by Henry Boot, including the iPads for the annual raffle. David also worked on site improvements at Work Limited, which provides life skills and occupational training for people with learning disabilities, was involved with the building of the hydrotherapy pool at Ryegate and took part in fundraising activities for Sheffield Parent Carer’s Forum. In 2016 he was in charge of the logistics of getting the elephants placed across the city for The Herd of Sheffield, which raised £410,600 for Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital. In order to do this, he had to get up in the middle of the night every day for 2 weeks. One of the mini elephants was named Dave after him and it will be attending his funeral on 12th April. Last year, David was sponsored by Henry Boot to take part in Bangers & Cash, an auction and rally to Monte Carlo, which raised money for Roundabout, a Sheffield charity for youth homelessness. Personally, I knew David as a warm and kind man who remained calm through whatever life threw at him and worked tirelessly for his company (Henry Boot), the local community and his family. One of his final gifts to Sheffield will be the donations raised in his name for ACCT and Sheffield Parents Carer’s Forum. His death is a tragic loss for Deborah and her family, but also a loss for Sheffield.

David Woodhouse, loving husband, father, brother and uncle. Also Chartered Surveyor and Builder at Henry Boot Construction, Sheffield Wednesday supporter and a friend to many.

Deborah’s ACCT friends are warmly invited to celebrate David’s life at a service at Sheffield Cathedral on the 12th April 2019 at 1.30 pm and afterwards at the Cutlers Hall. Please let Nicola know if you will be attending – nicola.hough@acctsheffield.org.uk

To donate in David’s memory please click on the link. Donations will be shared equally between ACCT and Sheffield Parent Carer Forum. https://acctsheffield.charitycheckout.co.uk/Page1#!/