I attended the funeral of Dudley Michael Shrive, better known as “Chippy”, on Tuesday 17th April 2018. I also attended his wake which was held later at the club. At the wake it was announced, by one of his executors, that Chippy had left a legacy of £100,000 to the club.
Chippy who suffered from polio, which he contracted as a child, was a social member of the club for a number of years. He always used the front entrance when he visited the club which, because of his disability and the nature of the front entrance, he always found difficult to negotiate.
In his will he made it a condition of the legacy that the money should be specifically spent on improving access to the club for disabled members and visitors.
One of the aims of the “Fill the Gap” project is to improve the facilities and accessibility for disabled and elderly members and visitors to and around the club. Chippy’s legacy will help us achieve that objective.
Your fellow member