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Toy industry stalwart David Pope passes away

Published on: 23rd June 2017

Well-known toy buyer worked with retailers including Hamleys and The Entertainer.

Toy World Magazine is sad to report the passing of David Pope earlier this week. David spent many years as a buyer with some of the industry’s foremost retailers, including Beatties, Hamleys, Woolworths, and The Entertainer.

After being diagnosed with cancer and given 12 months to live, David bravely battled the disease for three and a half years before passing away peacefully on Tuesday 20th June, with his family around him.

David’s funeral will be held at 4pm on Thursday 29th June at Amersham crematorium.

David’s family have requested that rather than send any flowers they would prefer that funds are donated to the Florence Nightingale Hospice. Facilities to make donations will be made available at the funeral.

The family have also stated that, if possible, they would like everybody attending to incorporate an element of red and white into their dress code as a tribute to Arsenal Football club, which was one of David’s life passions.

 

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