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The July Monthly Honours go to Robert Watson

This month we remember one of Pathfinders original trustees and founding members, Robert Watson, with a posthumous honour. 

Robert wanted to try and help others with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy or similar conditions, by campaigning for change. 

Some of his proudest achievements were taking his campaign, “What About Us”, to the Scottish Parliament and being voted Campaigner of the Year 2014 by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. 

Robert had a love for football – holding a season ticket for Patrick Thistle FC, attending their home games no matter what the weather was doing. His love for football didn’t stop there, he also played Powerchair Football for Clyde Powerchair Football Club. 

When Robert wasn’t watching football or playing football he enjoyed clubbing, going to concerts, eating out and going to the cinema with friends. His favourite holiday destination was Florida, he went four times. 

Robert was always looking to help people, he is truly missed and his campaign efforts have paved the way for future generations. 

We asked Mark Chapman – Pathfinders Honorary President, Co-Founder, former Chair & Trustee – to say some words about Robert. 

“I was privileged to meet and work with Robert on a number of occasions. An impressive and popular speaker, passionate in his campaigning and a true advocate for those in similar situations. He believed in the ethos of Pathfinders, enthusiastic in his support. He’d be very proud of what we’ve achieved”.

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