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Memorial planned for B&Q worker

Published: 1 February 2017

A 37-year-old B&Q worker from Dundee is to be commemorated with a plaque at the store where he worked for 20 years.

 

Wayne Mitchell died on January 21 following a battle with skin cancer. The plaque will be placed in the garden centre area of the King's Cross Road branch of B&Q, where Mr Mitchell was a “much-loved” employee.

Store manager Nigel Ingliss told local press, “Wayne started with B&Q through the Youth Training Scheme and it was a guy called Alfie Forsyth who was his mentor. They have been best friends ever since. When he found out it was terminal we got him up to Alfie’s house and asked what he wanted for his bucket list

“Most people would say Vegas or something like that, but it summed Wayne up when he said he wanted to take his family on a holiday to Blackpool. Chris and I organised a race night in the Dundee Taxi Club with an auction and a raffle and with all the fundraising we managed to raise £4,000 for his bucket list. He didn’t understand the contribution he had made at B&Q for 20 years, he thought he was just doing his job.

“He was fun and at his best serving customers. When you have a company with 120 people you won’t get on with everybody but nobody had a bad word to say about him. He won’t be forgotten.”

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