Anyway, when the great Terry Pratchett passed away last month Henry went a little further than an obituary post on his blog, he set up a justgiving page and offered up a raffle of his very own Adeptus Mechanicus models that featured in John Blanche's Blanchjitsu in WD Visions issue 8.
Anyone who donates will be entered into the raffle, which will close on the 28th April. But it didn't end there as a number of other Blanchjitsu alumni offered up their models for the raffle too
But for me it was the fact that Henry is donating the proceeds to the Alzheimer's Society, the cruel disease that Terry suffered from. It's also what my own Dad was diagnosed with early signs. I still can't reconcile whether the fact he was taken from us before this disease robbed him of the dignity he was so proud of, was a hidden blessing. He was dreading the thought of what it would do to him and although his death was sudden and tragic it's difficult to imagine how he would have suffered. Terry himself did a documentary on assisted suicide no doubt thinking about how Alzheimer's would affect him as it progressed. Not for one minute do I wish my Dad wasn't here but I'm just glad he doesn't have to suffer his worst fears.
|Edward Henry Weston, my Dad.|