We have been in touch with Sue's partner, Vicky Bishop, and she has asked us to share details of Sue's funeral with all her friends in the VETTS and the wider table tennis community.
You are all invited to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of our remarkable friend.
The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium, Prestbury Road Macclesfield SK10 3BU, on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 3.30pm
Afterwards everyone is invited to Mottram Hall Hotel, Wilmslow Rd, SK10 4QT.
UPDATE 7/8/23: Vicky, Greg and Anna have chosen a lovely charity, Sports Connection Foundation, which uses sport to help and inspire children with disadvantages or illness. If anyone would like to make a donation in Sue's name in lieu of flowers, please visit their website here:
Sue's family will also be contributing to the SCF from other funds which are being raised in Sue's memory.
There will be a live link for those who are unable to attend, details to follow.
Vicky is asking that people arrive early as the Crematorium only seats 80-90 inside, plus some standing. Family and close friends have been informed they have been invited inside first, then all others can follow. The service will be relayed outside via a large screen and speakers.
VETTS: As a special tribute to Sue, VETTS members who are planning to attend are respectfully requested to wear their VETTS (England) T-shirts (old or new) and black trousers. We know Sue was so proud of her involvement with the Society, particularly when she was playing abroad and cheering on her friends (we all also know she wasn't one for skirts and preferred her black trousers) - so we think this is a fitting tribute to her passion for the sport and the VETTS. (If you need to borrow a T-shirt, please post here and I'm sure we can find some to bring along). Thanks.
UPDATE: The 'lead' time to buy online is 4/5 weeks, but we've had some requests from people to see if they can buy one before the service. We have some new shirts in stock which we can bring along on the day. £22 for polo and £19 for round neck. Please message me for more details. Please contact Susie Venner for more details.
If you are planning to attend could you please send me a message or an email on firstname.lastname@example.org There is no restriction on numbers and everyone is welcome, this doesn't have to be a definitive answer, just to give Vicky a rough idea of numbers for the hotel.
Hotels: We know some VETTS will be travelling a fair distance and might want to stay overnight. Debbie Auvache has been looking at local accommodation, so please contact her for more details,
We'll update this message on the VETTS website (and Facebook page) as more information comes in.