Steve Collins’ funeral arrangements

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the sad death of Steve Collins.   His funeral will take place on 28 March, at Chelmsford Crematorium.

The following message has been received from Robin Slade of Chelmsford Chess Club:

“I can confirm the following details for Steve’s funeral.   It will take place at 10.30am Friday 28th March in the South Chapel at Chelmsford Crematorium. Writtle Road, CM1 3BL   There will be a wake from 12.00 onwards at Chelmsford Social Club (Chelmsford Chess Club’s home chess venue).   All are cordially invited to any part of the day.   Please pass this invitation to others in your chess circle.

Flowers will be from the family only and donations are requested instead of flowers for the Heart of Darts charity (who funded Steve’s hi-tech chair).   There will be donation boxes at the funeral and the wake along with representatives of the charity.   If anyone would like to donate who cannot attend feel free to forward the donation to me (as cash or a cheque made out to me) and I’ll pass it on in cash on the day.

Please wear something bright – preferably red or depicting Liverpool FC.   I saw Steve’s mum today and she was particularly keen to stress the day was to be a celebration of Steve’s life as much as mourning for his passing.”

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