Richard Bird’s funeral

Sally DaltonNews

We are incredibly sad to announce that Richard Bird lost his battle with cancer on Saturday evening.  He died at home, peacefully, with his family.

A message from Polly:

Simon, Andrew and I are overwhelmed by the many messages of condolence we have received since Richard’s death on Saturday. We would be delighted to see any of our hockey family at the funeral (see below), and would welcome all who attend to join us afterwards at Channels to raise a glass or two in Richard’s memory. If you are able to attend could you let me or one of the boys know by Friday latest (Little Channels Request) for catering purposes. You can contact me on 07779023755, or via We will have a memory book at the crematorium and after at Little Channels for people to leave thoughts and memories of Richard. If you are unable to make it to the funeral but wish to add to the book, please send a short note and we’ll add it in. Richard wanted the day to be one full of happy memories and a celebration of his life. Thanks, Polly x

The funeral arrangements are:

Monday 27th November 2017 at 3.30pm, Chelmsford Crematorium South Chapel and afterwards at Little Channels Golf Club, Pratt’s Farm Lane West, Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3PR

At Richards request : No black ties or dark colours, wear something bright. Expect the unexpected! Also no flowers please, if you wish to, charitable donations to Farleigh Hospice via Hunnaballs of Witham who are the funeral directors. A link to the donations page will be available here shortly so please revisit this page if you wish to donate.