James sadly passed away in April, just weeks after the #FightEB campaign he launched raised over £250,000 for those suffering with EB – a condition that causes constant pain due to unstoppable internal and external blistering of the skin and for which there is currently no known cure.
Speaking at the unveiling, Ged Mason said: “James was an inspirational young man who not only campaigned to raise awareness of EB but who also followed his creative passion for photography.“It was a privilege to know James and it seemed a fitting tribute to name a creative space in his honour. I hope the 9,000 young people who use the classroom each year are inspired by James’ story and follow their dreams regardless of the obstacles they may have to overcome.”
For more information about the FightEB campaign, click here.
Photo caption: Members of James Dunn’s family join Ged Mason at the renaming of the classroom at The Lowry, Salford.