ADHD Richmond and Kingston Management Committee deeply regrets to announce the sad news that our Chair, Alastair Yates, passed away suddenly on 26th July. 

Alastair worked tirelessly for ADHD Richmond and Kingston since he joined the group as a member in 2011 bringing with him exceptional communication skills from his career in broadcasting. He also took over as Chair of the group in February 2017. Alastair was fully engaged in a range of activities including training teachers in local schools in a greater understanding of ADHD, organising both the daytime and evening monthly talks for parents/carers and professionals, arranging social events and activities for the children and young people and managing a comprehensive website as well as our social media. 
Creating a greater understanding of ADHD was at the centre of all he did so that children, young people and their parents could benefit from receiving support in dealing with this much misunderstood condition.

As well as being a highly skilled and competent professional, Alastair was warm, approachable and empathetic. There are no words to express how much all of us are going to miss him other than to say that his death leaves a huge gap. Our thoughts are with his family at this extremely difficult time.

The funeral will take place at 13.20 on Monday 20th August at Mortlake Crematorium. Alastair’s family has asked us to share the following link with anyone who might wish to attend: https://www.poetic-endings.com/alastair-yates 
Please note that the wake afterwards is a private affair as the venue is only small so they are not able to accommodate the large numbers expected at the funeral. 

Alastair’s family has kindly requested donations in Alastair’s memory to be made to ADHD Richmond and Kingston. The following link is to the Just Giving page which has been created for this purpose: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/alastair-yates