Recently we have all lost a truely amazing human being in our lives. Someone who has lightened all our lives just by knowing him. Our friend Darren "Doomey" Bowen has died and left a void within us. Nobody will be hit as badly as Darren's very own minion, Ed.
Nothing in this world will bring him back but we can all contribute to making some of Ed's future obstacles easier to traverse. As we all know for Darren there was nothing more important to him in life than Ed. He told me on more than one occasion that his biggest achievement in life was his Minion and this was evident for all who knew Darren.
I remember when he first told me about Nic being Pregnant and how excited he was. How countless times over the years he said how proud he was of his brave boy going through all his hospital treatments.
There will be a fund at the funeral which goes to the High Dependency Unit at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. However I know that Doomey's reach breaks so many international barriers and some can't make it. This fund is ideal for those who want to come but simply can't afford to travel across the world to see Doomey off. Also for those who deeply care about giving Ed as much support as we all can at this difficult time.