All of us at the John Schofield Trust are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Thomas Read who died in his sleep on 2 January, 2015. Thomas was a mentee on the Trust’s scheme in 2013-14. A broadcast journalism post-graduate of Cardiff, Thomas had recently joined the sports team at Sky News as a junior sub-editor.
His mentor on the John Schofield Trust’s scheme, Steve Scott, Sports Editor of ITV News, writes:
‘Thomas was a joy to mentor. Dedicated and hard-working, it was a testament to his ability that after barely a few months in the scheme he had been offered permanent opportunities at both Sky and ITN. His writing and production skills were well advanced of what you’d expect from someone of his experience.
‘Most of all though he was great company and possessed a very sharp sense of humour. Just before Christmas we spoke about his ambitions for 2015; goals I have no doubt he would have realised. My thoughts are with his family and friends who have lost such a special young man.’
Details of Thomas’s funeral will be posted here once they have been finalised.