paid to East Huntspill sports pavilion fundraiser who has died
have been paid to an East Huntspill fundraiser who was the 'guiding
light' behind a major sports project in the village.
Stenning, 79, raised thousands of pounds for the project to build
a new East Huntspill Sports Pavilion, which is currently being
constructed on the village's playing field.
was Chairman of the Sports Pavilion Committee and sadly passed
away on Saturday after a period of illness.
Beechey, a friend of Roy who is the Project Manager of the scheme,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Roy was there from the start and
offered himself from day one. He performed the role so well, raising
thousands of pounds for the project, some of which came from the
sale of his own home-made jams and pickles."
was widely-known locally as a real community-spirited person and
will be greatly missed."
at the project's turf-cutting ceremony last
August, Roy recently stepped down from the Chairman's role
due to ill health and was made honorary President to mark his
he won't be there to see the building completed, he will not be
forgotten since its social room is to be called the 'Stenning
Suite' in his memory.
friend, Ian Davey, added: "Roy was a real guiding light behind
the project and brought lots of knowledge and experience with
him. Everyone is really sad to hear he has passed away - he was
a village icon."
Huntspill Crowns FC game against Swindon Elite XI will be held
a charity match to raise money in Roy's memory. It starts at 11am
in New Road.
Roy Stenning at the East Huntspill Sports Pavilion's turf-cutting
ceremony last summer