It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tom Sutton at his home in Bath, President of Kent Schools RFU and one of its great stalwarts who was also a diligent servant of the England Rugby Football Schools Union. Tom also served on the KCRFU Executive and was Chairman for a time of the then Playing Committee.
Our thoughts are with all of his family and particularly with his his wife Verna.
Tom’s Funeral Arrangements – Friday 21stJune
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at Manvers Street Baptist Church BA1 1JW at 1.30pm on Friday 21st June (central Bath – a 2-minute walk from the train station. See map below).
There is a cafénext door to the church where tea and coffee will be available before the service.
Following the church service, the family will be taken by the funeral cars to Haycombe Crematorium for a private committal.
After the church service, there will be a reception at The Abbey Hotel (a 5-minute walk from the church) where a buffet lunch and afternoon tea will be served. The family will join you straight after the committal.
For those able to stay on until the evening, we have booked a private mezzanine area at The Huntsman pub which is opposite The Abbey Hotel.
Family flowers only.
For those people who would like to make a donation we have chosen the following two charities:
- Dorothy House- a local hospice that cares for patients with cancer and their families. Our family have benefitted from their services, and continue to do so.
- Cancer Immunology Talent Fund at Southampton University – a new centre of cancer research completed in Spring 2018 which is fundraising to attract the most talented scientists and clinicians from around the world. Tom and Verna met as students whilst studying at Southampton University.
There will be a collection at the service. Alternatively, donations may be sent c/o E Hooper and Son Funeral Directors, 13 St James Parade, Bath. BA1 1UL. Please indicate which charity with cheques payable to either ‘Dorothy House Hospice’ OR‘University of Southampton’ with ‘donation to CIC Talent Fund’ written on the back.