Mark Bloomfield Biography
Mark Bloomfield was a charity volunteer who once worked as a special assistant for Mother Teresa in Calcutta. He died on July 20, 2019 in hospital after he was allegedly attacked in a pub in Swansea, South Wales three days prior.
Mark Bloomfield Age
Bloomfield was 54 years old at the time of his death.
Mark Bloomfield Mother Teresa
Bloomfield was a ‘special assistant’ to Mother Teresa in Calcutta. Mother Teresa passed away in September 1997 at the age of 87. According to the tribute released by his family, he had been “essential” to Mother Teresa’s charitable efforts in India. He had “organized free cataract surgery camps and founded schools that gave rare access to education for girls. In Africa, he helped preserve wild game by introducing ultralight aircraft to combat the onslaught of poachers.”
Mark Bloomfield Charity Work
Bloomfield provided Sister Mary Cresence in Motihari, Bihar, India in 1997 with the funds to start a literacy school for children in the area. The school became Free Schools World Literacy, that spread literacy schools to the rest of India and into Thailand.
On the Free School’s website, Bloomfield is credited as the person who supported the school for its first three years, both financially and morally. In later years, Bloomfield is credited as being instrumental in bringing in funding from abroad which allowed the schools to spread.
Mark Bloomfield Death – Mark Bloomfield Cause of Death
Bloomfield died on July 21, 2019 in hospital after he was involved in a bawl on July 18. His death was confirmed on the South Wales Police Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Facebook page.
His family in a tribure said he built a legacy that will continue to live on; “Mark Bloomfield built a legacy that will continue to live on in the countless lives that he encountered. As special assistant to Mother Teresa in Calcutta, he was an essential contributor to her mission and to those she cared for.
In India, he organised free cataract surgery camps and founded schools that gave rare access to education for girls. In Africa, he helped preserve wild game by introducing ultralight aircraft to combat the onslaught of poachers. He will be remembered for all of this and more by his mother and three siblings.”
The family of a man who died following an assault in Swansea city centre have paid tribute to him.
Mark Bloomfield, 54, died in hospital on Saturday following the incident on High Street last Thursday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/NaQLs7GdYx
— Rhys Williams (@RhysWilliamsBBC) July 24, 2019
Mark Bloomfield Death Investigation
After Bloomfield’s death, the police said they were investigating his death. A 61-year-old man identified by BBC as Colin Thomas Payne was arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm. Two others – a 21-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman – were both arrested in connection with the matter and were later released under investigation.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Darren George, from South Wales Police’s Major Crime Team, paid his condolences to Bloomfield’s family and asked anyone with information about the incidence to come forward.
“A major incident room has been set up at Cockett Police Station and I am keen to hear from anyone who was inside the Full Moon Public House on High Street, Swansea, between 11.30am and 3.15pm on Thursday, July 18, and who may have witnessed an altercation taking place.
I am also keen to hear from anyone who was on High Street later in the day, between 2pm and 3.15pm, who may have witnessed an incident outside the Full Moon Public House. Anyone with a dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV footage from High Street, between 1pm and 3.15pm, is also urged to contact us.
No matter how insignificant your information or content may seem, please do come forward as it could make all the difference to the investigation and to the victim’s family.”