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David Bellamy OBE, 1933 - 2019
Founding Patron of East Dorset Heritage Trust

We were all saddened to hear about our Patron, Dr David Bellamy OBE, whose death at the age of 86 was announced on 11th December.

With his deep love for conservation and the environment Dr Bellamy was pleased to become the Trust’s Patron upon its foundation in 1987 and remained in the role until his death. He visited Wimborne several times for Trust occasions, the last time being the grand re-opening of Allendale House in 2001, and he was always happy to chat to Trustees and Friends about his passion for the environment.

Upon hearing the news our Chairman, Derek, said “I am terribly sorry to hear the sad news about the passing of David. He has been a supporter of East Dorset Heritage Trust since its founding and his loss will be greatly felt by us all.”
Sarah also commented “It is with great sadness to learn that Dr Bellamy has died. It is a few years since we last had contact, but we have always been so very proud of his patronage of the Trust. A sad loss for us all at a time when conservation and environmental issues are at the forefront of everyday life“

The thoughts and best wishes of everyone at East Dorset Heritage Trust are with Dr Bellamy’s family at this time.

David Bellamy