Jermaine Wright was a senior NHS Pharmacy Technician at the Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. He died on Monday 27 April 2020 after contracting COVID-19.
Responsible for making and quality-checking products such as chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition, Jermaine Wright had worked for the NHS for around 20 years. His colleagues described him kind, generous, thoughtful and ‘always up for a laugh’.
Beyond his work, which he took great pride in, he was also a well-known figure on the local football circuit where he was known as a ‘giant of Hackney Marshes football’. He was a member of the London FA Council, secretary of the London FA North Division and fixtures and referee secretary of the Hackney and Leyton Sunday Football League. Friends called him a ‘driving force for football in north east London’.
Jermaine Wright’s other passion in life was food. He loved how football and food could bring people together, and would put on a hot food buffet every Sunday afternoon for his teams. A memorial page in his name remembers him as an ‘extraordinary human being’ who was ‘graced with spirit, soul, a zest for life and an unflinching ability to want to help people, often before himself.’
Our thoughts go out to his family.
We will remember Jermaine Wright.