Friday, 11 January 2013
I was saddened by news of the death of Alistair Banks, who was living with MND. His was the face of the MND Association's Incurable Optimism campaign from 2011. I had the pleasure of meeting him only once, at a Reception in Westminster to mark the exhibition of paintings created by another Incurable Optimist, Patrick Joyce. www.patricktheoptimist.org/
Alistair was 40 and was diagnosed three years ago. He was married, with two young children. A talented musician, he wrote and recorded an album before MND stopped him from making music.
Our thoughts are with his wife and family.