- RIP,

Darren Rodgers RIP

Tragedy at Euro 2016 Football Finals

It is with great sadness that I report to you that Darren Rodgers, the young football supporter from Northern Ireland who died in France, was a long time, enthusiastic member of our Brigade. Darren joined the Church Lads’ Brigade in St Patrick’s, Ballymena, as a Martin and made his way through the Y Team, the JTC and Seniors. He represented the Ballymena CLB Company at the Brigade’s National 5 A Side Football Championships in England on a number of occasions. In more recent years, Darren assisted Company Captain, Alan Ross, as a leader in the Company.

Please keep Darren’s family in your thoughts and prayers as they try to deal with the sudden loss of their only son.

John Alan Sankey RIP

It is with a sad heart we have to announce that John Alan Sankey an officer from Charnwood Battalion within the Leicester Regiment; sadly passed away Friday 16th March at Leicester Glenfield Hospital.

Alan recently had to give up being a company officer at St. David's Broom Leys due the progression of his illness "idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis".

Alan was a great role model to the members of the company and beyond.

The messages of condolences that have been received by Ann are from current members, ex-members and parents.

Alan's Thanksgiving Service will be held on Thursday 12th April 5pm at St Davids Church LE67 4RL followed by refreshments in the Church hall.

No black and wear TEAL if possible.

There is a private family cremation on Wednesday 28th March and Alan's ashes will be interned in our Church garden of remembrance following the service in April.

Only family flowers but there will opportunity to donate in leiu if you wish.


Obituary - Ossie Watson RIP

It is with sad news to announce the passing of Ossie Watson an ex St.Saviours Helper and Liverpool Battalion CO. Ossie passed away on Saturday 27th June. The funeral will take place on 13th July 11am at St. Saviours Church Oxton.

Obituary Helen Pearce RIP

It is with sad news to announce the passing of Helen Pearce.

Helen was a member of Wombwell St Mary's Church Girls' Brigade in the early 1960s. I cannot say which year she joined as Jean was in College at Durham, and I had just finished my National Service in the RAF in 1962 and rejoined the CLB looking after the J.T.C., but it was possibly in 1961 or 1962. We do know that her first camp was the1964 camp at Margate because Jean took the girls and I took the lads. 

Helen Pictured kneeling in the centre from a trip to the Isle of Wight..

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