David Stewart was a fun loving, high achieving, and athletic 19-year-old with his whole life ahead of him. On the 30th March 2001 David’s life suddenly came to end. He died of a congenital heart disease which caused him to die of natural causes. This bursary has been set up in loving memory of David Stewart to support young people in the local community in areas where David excelled most.
David went to Donnington Infants School (in Brent), then Longfield Junior and Middle School and onto Whitmore High School. He was an A-Level student at Harrow College studying:
- Sociology, and
He played for the school football team and college basketball team. In his short life he travelled greatly including Africa, Europe and the Americas.
On the 30th March 2001 David’s life suddenly came to end. He died of a congenital heart disease which caused him to die of natural causes.
David practiced a strong Christian Faith from the age of 13, and in his later years was absolutely beaming with God’s love, affirmed by the turnout and outpouring of emotion at his funeral. Further evidence of his Christian walk was especially seen by the large group of students and teachers (including the Principal) that attended from Harrow College. Their tributes were amazing. He was a very active and committed member of his local church’s youth group, outreach team and choir. His love and respect for his elders was as strong as for his peer group.
David’s life was marked by his generosity. He willingly gave his time and money to others. David privately supported a UK children’s charity monthly. He had a genuine passion for justice, freedom, equality and unity with a real ability to unite people. He lived by the Biblical Scripture “Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.”
He will always be remembered by family, friends, and members of his local church (Restoration Revival Fellowship) for his love, smiles and hugs.
The David Stewart Bursary was set up to provide a financial contribution to enable young people to access career-focused extra-curricular activities.
The Bursary aims to:
- Improve the educational attainment of those involved and provide support and access where it would have otherwise been unobtainable.
- Improve the employment prospects of the young beneficiaries of the bursary.
- Encourage and promote a giving and community spirit in young people.
It also aims to provide a financial contribution to enable young people to give their time and skills freely to support a worthy church or community initiative which will increase aspirations.
The David Stewart Bursary is managed by PLIAS Resettlement.