Those of you who have been patients at Allerton Medical Centre for a long time will remember Dr Francis (Franny) Lawrenson, who worked at the surgery for many years before his retirement.
We are sorry to inform you that Dr Lawrenson passed away on 20 January. He was a huge part of the practice and will be sorely missed by all. Our thoughts are with his family.
The family has set up a St Gemma’s memory fund: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/francislawrenson.
Dr Lawrenson’s son Joe has also asked us to share this message with you all:
This is a song I wrote for my dear Dad, Dr Francis Lawrenson, who passed away on the 20th January. It is a deeply personal song and the most challenging and emotional piece of music I’ve ever written. It means a great deal to me, and I know it meant a lot to him too. He was a much-loved dad, grandad, husband, little brother, friend and doctor, who will be sorely missed. The song is being released as a ‘pay what you want’ download. All the money raised will be donated to St Gemma’s Hospice, who did such a fantastic job of caring for my Dad in his final months. You are encouraged to share the song, as the more exposure it receives, the more we can raise for St. Gemma’s. Largo: https://josephlawrenson.bandcamp.com/track/largo