We’d like to say a huge thank you to the big crowd who turned out to say goodbye to Martin, The Cart’s co-founder and much-loved friend of so many Hanoi expats and locals alike.
Martin passed away on Christmas Day.
The evening managed to be both emotional and yet a genuinely celebratory goodbye.
Thank-you to KOTO for hosting and, in particular, the wonderful restaurant and bar staff and trainees who looked after us so well.
Thank you to Cynthia for helping to organise. Thank you too to Miss Thao who paid an emotional tribute to KOTO’s “Uncle Martin”.
And also a big thank you to “the other Martin” who turned up with members of Martin’s football team complete with a football shirt signed and framed in his honour. We will find a suitable home for it.
More thank-yous: Thanks to The Cart staff who game their time to attend, thank-you to all who provided words and pictures for the book that will be sent to Martin’s family.
Finally thank you again to everyone who turned out – Martin’s friends, The Cart customers, KOTO staff and former trainees. It was a very special evening.
The film from the event is above. If you click on it then it is possible to download it from the Vimeo site.
The words from Steve’s speech can be downloaded here.