Remembering Graham Blacker

Graham was one of the greats

We are sad to say that Graham Blacker, who was one of our longest-serving trustees, has passed away aged 84.

Graham, who was also a trustee for Filwood Hope and the Knowle West Health Association, had volunteered in Knowle West for more than 65 years.

He had been a trustee for us sine 2010. Before that, he was a trustee of the Knowle West Development Trust for 10 years.

In 2012, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award in our Hearts & Stars awards ceremony for his years of contribution to the community. The following year, Bristol City Council awarded him a Lord Mayor’s medal.

He really was one of the greats.

Local people have been paying tribute to Graham, a ‘true gentleman’, in our Friends of Filwood Facebook Group.