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10 years on from disaster

Feb 24, 2015
It has been ten years since Denise Magson formed the Steve Magson Memorial Trust to raise money to help the victims of the Tsunami that struck Thailand on Boxing day, 2004.

Over that time the trust has provided valuable help to those most seriously stricken and the work goes on today.

Steve Magson was a moving man.  He was the co-founder of Bootham Removals in the early 70s with depots in York and Leeds.  At the time of his death he was the Franchisee of Bishops Move Group at Sherburn in Elmet Leeds. 

In 2004 Steve, Denise and their 12-year-old daughter were holidaying on the Thai island of Phi Phi.  When the Tsunami struck Denise and her daughter were kayaking and so survived; Steve, however, was on shore and died in the disaster. 

In 2006 Denise addressed a meeting of the BAR Yorkshire Area to promote the aims of the Trust she had set up in Steve’s name.  Since then the donations received have bought four new fishing boats for the local fishermen and funded the education of two Thai children orphaned by the Tsunami.

The work continues.  Anyone wishing to make a donation should contact denise.magson@talktalk.net.

 

 

Photos: Denise’s story published in the Yorkshire Post, 30 December, 2014; Denise Magson addressing the BAR Yorkshire Area in 2006.

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