About our dear brother, Gilly
As a campaigner and activist, Gilly Mundy, who died suddenly on 17 March 2007 aged only 36, managed to cram so much into his own life and touch the lives of so many others that it is almost too painful to imagine what more he could have achieved.
He had supported the victims of racist violence in east London, as a caseworker for the Newham Monitoring Project (NMP), and worked for the Lawrence Family Campaign during the inquiry into Stephen Lawrence’s murder.
As the senior caseworker for INQUEST, the charity that advises bereaved people and their lawyers following contentious deaths, he helped hundreds of families who had lost loved ones in police and prison custody. And through Conscious Clubbing, he helped organise music events to raise money for the causes he supported.
But most of all, Gilly had a rare gift that made him so special: the ability to connect on a personal level, quietly and generously, with absolutely everyone he met. It was a talent that made him so important to those he supported in his work and so loved by his wife Debbie, his family and the huge number of friends and supporters who now grieve for him.
The Gilly Mundy Memorial Community School
The Gilly Mundy Memorial Community School (GMMCS) is our major project. Our fundraising aims to complete construction of the school, a nursery unit, a resource centre and hostel accommodation on a four-acre site in Lehrian, near Buwan Kothi, in the Fatehbad district of Haryana.
On 11 August 2007, there was a ceremony to mark the start of construction of foundations for two buildings (see the original plans here). The first will eventually become the secondary school but would initially house primary school children. The other was for the Resource Centre, a community meeting space that the Trust sees as essential to the success of involving local people in our work.