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Tribute to Trustee, John Burns
By Conquest Art on 1st November 2019

The Trustees wish to pay tribute to John Burns who sadly passed away on the 13th October, 2019.

John had a long and distinguished career in the Royal Air Force, which was recognised by the award of a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).

On retirement John joined a London-based Charity where for 10 years his main role was Fundraising. His thorough and wide-ranging application brought steady success. After a second retirement he widened his support to work with other Charities, including to our benefit at Conquest Art.

John’s fundraising record over 12 years has been outstanding with a total of £351,000 raised. This income has been a major factor in covering our running costs, keeping subscription rates low and achieving the Charity’s objectives.

John was a generous and respected Trustee whose advice – sometimes it included some radical views – was always welcome.

It has been an honour to have worked with John as a Trustee and he will be deeply missed by everyone at Conquest Art.

We have sent our sincere condolences to Elaine, his wife, and their family.

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