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Ian "Rocky" Richmond - update 1

By Gwyn Stone

Request for donations

Marlow Rugby Club is very sad to announce the recent passing of Ian Richmond.

Ian was both a much loved and sometimes feared member of the Rugby Club for nearly 50 years. Over the generations he was always present to welcome new players into the Club, and organising drinking contests, arm wrestling and scrum practice to name a few activities.

Ian attended Sir William Borlase’s School in Marlow, where he excelled in Mathematics and won a place at the University of Leeds to study the same. However, he was not destined to see the course through as the job of acting as a Bookies Runner had greater appeal, and Ian returned home to work on the family pig farm in Great Missenden.

Ian died without any known next of kin and with no known assets.

For this reason, and at the request of a number of Club Members, the Club will facilitate a collection of donations from Ian’s many friends to ensure that he has an appropriate send off. David Sumpter, Andrew Webb and Ian Petty have kindly agreed to oversee this collection and to arrange the funeral.

The Coroner has appointed an Administrator who will be required shortly to sort out the funeral. We need to act quickly if we are to take over these arrangements, and I would ask those Club Members and friends of Rocky who are able to assist to make donations to the following Bank Account.

Account Name: Marlow RUFC – Rugby Sort Code: 60-14-12 Account No: 69168199

Please include your name as the reference for online payments, otherwise please send a cheque to Marlow RUFC. A suggested donation of £100 would be appreciated, but any sum will be of great help towards the costs.

If there is a surplus after costs have been met, we will make a donation to the Wooden Spoon Rugby Charity or introduce an annual award to a young player at the Club, or something similar.

Please forward this message to all people who knew Ian, so that we can give him the best send- off we can.

Gwyn Stone
President, Marlow RUFC

Updated 16:16 - 14 Aug 2019 by Tim Platt

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