Geoff Sawyer (“Scoop”) 1949-2021
Nominated Charity

Members may wish to know that Nick Crowe has finally been able to contact Geoff’s brother Patrick, his only close relative.  He was able to pass on the many kind tributes and messages of condolence which the members have extended since Geoff’s unfortunate demise last month.   We are able to inform you that Geoff will be buried without ceremony at Basildon Crematorium at a date yet to be confirmed.   Thereafter, it is the family wish that Geoff’s ashes should be laid to rest at Ashingdon Church, next to the graves of his parents.   It has not yet been clarified as to what form the memorial service will take, but Patrick will liaise with Nick on this score.

One particular wish which Geoff expressed was that, should anyone wish to make a donation, then his chosen organisation was the British Heart Foundation.   I know that many individual members have already expressed their desire to donate accordingly, and the club as a whole will also be donating.    Should any member wish to make a donation, they can either to so by direct transfer to the club account

Sort Code: 30-94-26 Account No.: 00523559 (please specify “Scoop”) or by cash/cheque to Nick Crowe (

It is worth perhaps mentioning that, during the forty-plus years that Geoff worked so tirelessly as publicity/press officer for the club, he never once claimed a single penny by way of telephone expenses, which one assumes would have been very significant.   A mark of a great man, who gave the club so much.

100% of all monies recieved will be passed to the British Heart Foundation, however if you wish to donate directly please do so via