Malcolm Wicks: A community remembers
4:00pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
Those personally helped by Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks have remembered the different ways in which he supported them.
The London Mozart Players where Mr Wicks was a board member, led tributes and said: "The London Mozart Players is sad to record the death of Malcolm Wicks MP, a staunch supporter of the orchestra and a campaigner for it.
"Malcolm will be enormously missed by his constituents, friends and colleagues and by this orchestra. We send our condolences to his wife and their children."
Mr Wicks was also remembered by Croydon Xpress, a participation project led by young people in the borough.
After the riots Croydon Xpress hosted a community debate and Mr Wicks sat on the panel.
They tweeted: "Thanks for your support. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family."
Catherine Rees, a representative from the South East Cancer Help Centre, said Malcolm Wicks would be missed greatly by all those at the centre. He had been vice-president of the centre since 1998.
She said: "Malcolm Wicks supported the work of the centre for many years. We are very grateful for all the work he did for us and we will miss all the guidance and advice he gave us.
"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time. He was there to support us and we are grateful for that."
Former Croydon Councillor Raj Chandarana said: "Shocked, saddened, devastated by the loss of Malcolm Wicks MP. Remember helping him win first election in 1992."
Croydon resident Richard Serunjogi said: "Immensely sad to learn of the death of my great MP Malcolm Wicks. He was such an incredible person and encouraged me to go to London School of Economics. My thoughts are with his family."
Former UKIP candidate Winston McKenzie said: "I have known Malcolm both as a politician and a person, he has left a gaping hole in Croydon North with regards to representation.
"He was a prolific politician and he has certainly left a legacy. He is going to be a hard act to follow."