will be shocked to hear of the passing of Dale Knight, who brought
his kindness and good humour to so many campaigns and health projects
many will remember Dale’s work at Osborn House for Social
Services. Much later he still held open house for some of the most
difficult families in the Rock Street area where he lived. Others
will remember Dale’s ground-breaking work for the HIV and
Sexual Health Centre and as a teenage pregnancy worker with boys
and young men. It was also during this time that Dale was involved
with setting up the Black Drugs Project, which has since gone from
strength to strength.
remember Dale turning up during the crisis at the old Ellesmere
School saying “Yes, the white cavalry have failed, now they’re
putting in the black cavalry!” or limbo dancing at a social
for the campaign against the Poll Tax. Dale was particularly passionate
about raising funds for work on HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe.
well-attended funeral took place on Tuesday, 21st January at Cemetery
Road Baptist Church.
Dale will be
very much missed by his family, his close friends and the huge number
of people who knew him and whose hearts he touched.