Whilst a sad moment, we are pleased to be able to confirm the details of the late great Peter Raynbird’s funeral to allow supporters and friends of Peter the opportunity to pay their respects, albeit virtually.
Mr Raynbird’s funeral will be held on the 12th March at 12.30pm. The moment will be shared via webcast hosted on www.obitus.com and retrospectively as a recording for up to 28 days after. To login, please use the username Xicu7332 and password is 930663.
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The family have requested that it will be family flowers only. In a joint quote, Peter’s daughters Vanessa and Jackie explains
“If anyone wishes to make a donation in Dad’s memory we have decided to donate it to Basingstoke Town Community Football Club. He was not only the President of the club, moreover he had supported them all his life. We even managed to go to the first league game back in Basingstoke at Winklebury before this lockdown. You can make out a cheque to the club as above and send to Spencer and Peyton Funeral Directors, 380 Worting Road, Basingstoke RG22 5DZ or go onto the Just Giving page which is www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/peterraynbird”
Sadly Covid restrictions only allow for 30 people which, due to the popularity of the legendary figure, we’re sure has been particularly testing.
There are plans to hold a memorial to celebrate Peter’s life at St Michaels Church and have a ‘wake’ to share stories and memories when it is safe to do so, where all will be welcome.
On behalf of the entire past, present and future of this club – we would like to thank the family of Peter for their kind and generous thinking behind the donations. We’re incredibly proud to have had Peter as a supporter and his connection to the club will live on in his powerful legacy.