A diamond son saves the lives of 20 people

Greg Guillou
Greg Guillou

A fun-loving and gifted Hot-Rod racer from Highbrook has given the gift of life to 20 people after dying from an aneurism aged 33.

Greg Guillou was airlifted to Kings College Hospital, London, after collapsing suddenly at home. He could not be saved, but his family knew he had a donor card and his wish to help others was fulfilled.

His sister Natasha said: “I am just so proud of him. He was so young and had so much more to give. I didn’t have the chance to say goodbye but he will live on through the people he helped.”

Greg worked at Highbrook Fencing, owned by his mother Marion, but his passion was for Hot Rod racing in his spare time. At the age of 14 he reached the British and world championships in Mini Stock-car racing before moving on to Hot Rod racing and the national championships.

He had recently taken up the sport again and was tipped to reach the nationals once more.

Greg’s funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday November 30) at 11am in Highbrook Church. His coffin will be carried on his favourite, silver pick-up truck and his Hot Rod car, tractor and motocross bikes will be in the cortège.

Greg leaves a daughter, Molly. aged six.

Marion said: “We were so close that when he died I wondered how I could carry on. Greg was a diamond son but I will always be there for Molly.”

The Facebook page for donations to the Air Ambulance is: Greg Guillou Remembrance Page 28/03/79 - 12/11/12

The full story is in the Mid Sussex Times out today (Thursday, November 29)