CVQO is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Mark Rye. Mark, who had worked at CVQO since 2008 in a number of roles, was a much-loved member of the team and left a big impression on all those who spent time in his company. Although it is no secret that Mark had a number of health challenges, he handled these with dignity and always made time for his friends, family and colleagues.
Mark was a real advocate for vocational education and to know that any donations go towards helping improve a young person’s life would make him truly proud.
If you wish to make a donation to CVQO in Mark’s memory, you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/in-memory-of-mark-rye?
As those close to him will know, Mark lived with MS and was a trustee at an autoimmune charity called AIMS. If anyone would like to donate to AIMS, his family would very much appreciate it (more information here)
Mark was an RAF cadet from a young age and progressed through the years to become a Warrant Officer. It was his life for many years and something he was massively committed to and immensely proud of.
Through this Mark understood how important youth organisations are to young people to give them a sense of achievement and worth. CVQO offer vocational qualification opportunities to young people from cadet forces. For Mark to work for them mirrored his own passion for enabling young people to realise they can achieve and succeed.
Mark left an enduring legacy on CVQO and we will miss the determined, inspirational colleague we worked with each day. Most of all we will miss sharing a strong cup of coffee with a good friend.