It is with great sadness we have to report the passing of our friend Keith Armistead. Keith was a huge part of Kew CC over the last 30+ years. As a player, a skipper and more latterly Chairman. He gave so much of his time to us. Tributes have been flowing for Keith, ever since the news started to break. Many wanted to attend his funeral. But, typically of Keith, his funeral was as private as he was a person. His cremation attended only by his brother Nigel. We understand that Keith spent his last days in the wonderful care of the Prince Alice Hospice in Esher. Nigel has set up a fundraising page for PAH. If you wish to give to this worthy cause, please click on this links - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nigel-armistead.
Keith's memory will be honoured on the day of the first league match of the season - May 6th. We ask all players to wear black armbands and observe a minutes silence before their games. In addition, later in the evening, when all the teams have returned to Kew, we shall raise a glass in his honour.
This is open to all our members and friends, not just players.
So how do we remember those who gave so much of their time for the club? If we are not careful, their stories and what they did to make our club so special will be lost. So, I propose we create some "memory books" for those members we wish to honour. A story from each of their fellow members who knew them and any pictures you may have. These can then be collated and stored in digital format and shared via our website.
Looking forward to your memories.