Two men are sorely missed
With reference to your article ‘Youth leader who transformed lives of young people dies’ (KE, April 13), I well remember the first time I met Tom Pelham.
He came to see me, at the Council, to talk about his idea of introducing Street Pastors to Ashford.
His passion and commitment was self evident and there was little hesitation in agreeing to his proposals. We met on a number of subsequent occasions and I was left in no doubt that here was a kind, considerate man totally dedicated to the service of others, and so it proved.
Tom’s passing, along with my friend and colleague at Ashford Access Paul Hardisty, who championed the rights of the disabled more than anyone I have known, leaves a huge void in and amongst the community of Ashford.
They will both be greatly missed. Michael Claughton, Folkestone