The Funeral of David Townsend OBE, Thursday 18th April

20th March 2024


The Funeral of David Richard Townsend, OBE will be held on Thursday 18th April.

 A service will be held at St Michael & All Angels Church in Bishops Cleeve at 1.30pm (GL528BA), following which a reception will be held at Cheltenham Rugby Club (GL52 3PE).  Please note there is limited parking at the church so please plan ahead.

The family are looking forward to seeing as many of you who can join us on the day.  As you know, Towner liked a big gathering!  As such please feel free to share these details with others who knew him and they have also set up a Facebook event to try to manage logistics as best they can.

In lieu of flowers the family would welcome donations in Dad’s memory to be shared with local Gloucestershire charities, namely the Wooden Spoon and Pain in the ALS (MND).

In the meantime the family would like to thank everybody for the numerous messages of support, condolences, flowers and love that have been sent our way by family and friends alike over the last few weeks.  Each has been gratefully received.



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