WALK IN MEMORY OF CHISWICK LIBRARIAN
weekend last year Chiswick librarian
Nigel Piggott left his home in Isleworth
to go to work. He was planning to
meet his wife later for a meal with
her parents. When he failed to show
the last thing that they would have
suspected was a heart attack. Nigel
was 35 and took regular exercise.
He was planning to enter the London
had been reading a book at lunch
in the pub and collapsed. Despite
the prompt arrival of paramedics
there was nothing that could
be done to save him.
heart disease is often associated
with the elderly, the unfit
or the obese but in some cases
it can affect people like Nigel.
There was no warning that he
suffered from the disease apart
from slight indigestion type
pains after a heavy meal
and Claudine on their wedding
wife Claudine is seeking to help the British
Heart Foundation fund research into the causes
of coronary heart disease. Despite this disease
being a major killer the charity receives no
government funding. Claudine is very concerned
to raise public awareness of the disease.
was a well known figure in Chiswick through
his work in the library and was responsible
for the development of the video lending section
which is a popular feature of the facility.
mark the first anniversary of his death and
the 40th anniversary of the British Heart Foundation
there will be a five-mile sponsored walk from
Isleworth to Richmond and back in Nigel's memory.
Everyone is invited to join in or to sponsor
a walker. The Mayors of Richmond and Hounslow
will see the walkers off at the start from
Isleworth Pool, and Richard Briers, who knew
Nigel through the library will cut a ribbon
at the halfway mark on Richmond Terrace, where
Claudine and Nigel got married and where Nigel's
ashes are now scattered.
of the walk will be along the Thames towpath,
with a double rowing skiff on the river to
urge the walkers on. There will also be a small
auction at the end of the walk at Nazareth
House plus food at bargain prices - all proceeds
will go the BHF.
walk takes place on Sunday 22 April
at 11am starting at Isleworth Recreation Centre
on Twickenham Road.
more details contact the BHF
Regional Office or - tel: 01763 242414.
They can provide sponsorship forms and details
of how to make a donation. Claudine has asked
donors to remember to write "Nigel Piggott
Memorial" on the back of the cheque as
it will be of comfort to her to know how much
money has been raised in his memory.
the British Heart Foundation Web Site
a heart-health pack, call 0870 9090111. If
your family has been affected by CHD, and you
would like to take part in a new study, call
0800 052 7154.