George Freddie McClean (H 05 -10)very sadly passed away on 5 March 2021 aged 29.
After leaving Bradfield in June 2010, Freddie worked at the Edinburgh Fringe before taking on the role of Office Manager at a specialist lighting company in order to earn money for his travels. In the Spring of 2011, he headed off to China on his own and then into what was once known as French Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) before finishing his trip InterRailing around Europe with a group of Bradfieldians.
On his return Freddie took up his place at Manchester University studying English Language and Screen Studies.
In true Freddie style, he made a huge impact on all those he met and developed many close friends whilst securing a 2.2 in his degree.
Following university, he decided to continue exploring the world with some of his university friends, this time travelling around India.
After his return, Freddie spent a couple of years working as an Estate Agent before finding his feet as a recruitment consultant, a role he thoroughly enjoyed and at which he excelled.
In late December 2020 at the height of the Covid pandemic, Freddie was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at St George’s Hospital Tooting suffering from a still-undiagnosed neurological condition. Despite a brave fight lasting two and a half months, he died on March 5 2021.
Freddie was the greatest person; loving, kind, quick-witted, funny and beautiful. Anyone who knew him would already know this. He will be missed by so many, always.
Should you wish to contribute, a Just Giving page has been set up in Freddie’s memory with the proceeds going to a neurological charity.
Emma Boyle (M 05-10)