Club to hold wake for former player

Aylesbury Rugby Club will host the wake of former player
Aylesbury Rugby Club will host the wake of former player

Aylesbury Rugby Club has paid tribute to a former player and key man in its redevelopment.

Stephen Hockley Grace, 45, died two days before his birthday after being hit by a train in Kempston Hardwick, near Bedford.

Club treasurer and close friend Jez Harrison said: “They say you can count your close friends on one hand and he was one of those kind of guys. You could ring him up at two in the morning with a problem.

“We want to celebrate what a great chap he was.”

Mr Grace played rugby for the third team for many years and was friends with Mr Harrission for more than 20.

The club has been chosen by his family as the location for his wake on Thursday.

Any donations will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital or the Woodland Trust Charity.