It is with much sadness that I read of the death of former IFA Chris Perrott. He was an inspiration to us all because, in the face of extreme illness and suffering (in 1997 he was given a year to live when diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer which destroyed both his kidneys, causing him to be on dialysis) he continued to promote the sale of criticalillness contracts through his charity, which raised money towards new equipment and to assist those critically ill.
He had already provided a dialysis machine from the money raised from his charity website and I am proud to have spent the time I was able with him and his supportive wife Penny. The world is a colder place now than when he was alive. He will be missed.
His website (www.critil trust.org.uk) appears to have been suspended. It will be a great shame if no one is able to come forward and continue the good work Chris had put in. Where he led, we must follow.
The website received charitable status in November 1999 and had the slogan: “It happened to me – it could happen to you.”
Brian Lentz IFA,By email