About a year ago, we told you about Richard 'Wildman' Wildman, our IT systems guru, who as was famed within these grassy halls for impromptu singing and directing the first ever innocent pantomime as he was for pretending to be a biscuit inventor on nights out.
At the start of 2008, Richard was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and in typical Wildman style, decided to tackle it head on by penning his own excellent blog and creating an alter ego called Chemoman - a super hero fighting cancer.
Very sadly, Richard lost his battle with cancer just before Christmas. As you can see, it's taken us a while to want to talk about it here on our blog.
However, we ourselves have been just as inspired by Richard's wife Sam as we were by the great man himself. She's continuing to write his blog and has set up a charity to help keep Chemoman going and another to help support Lymphoma research.
We questioned whether posting this on our blog was the right thing to do (as we did last year when we initally posted about Richard). But Sam and her family wanted us to let our innocent blog readers know what was going on. So that's what we've done. Please do go and take a look at Rich's blog and post a few comments of support if you have a moment.
And next time you're out on the town, pretend to be a biscuit inventor, in honour of our dearly loved and much missed friend.