Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Funeral arrangements are confirmed for the Olympic gold and silver medallist and America's Cup sailor
The funeral service for Olympic gold and silver medallist and America’s Cup sailor Andrew Simpson has been confirmed as 31 May 2013.
Andrew James ‘Bart’ Simpson MBE tragically passed away, aged 36, on 9 May 2013 in San Francisco. He was a devoted husband, adored daddy, son, brother and friend to so many whose lives he touched.
The service will be held at Sherborne Abbey, Dorset, on Friday 31 May at 1pm, followed by a celebration of Andrew’s life at Sherborne Castle.
Guests are requested to bring any photos they may have of Andrew to be placed on a memory wall for people to share, and his family to treasure.
Family flowers only are requested for the funeral – donations are instead welcome towards a sailing charity to benefit children which will be set up in Andrew’s memory. Cheques should be payable to ‘Peter Jackson Funeral Services Charity’ and sent to:
Peter Jackson Funeral Services
Please write ‘Simpson’ on the reverse of the cheque or enclose a covering note.
Alternatively, donations can be made via bank transfer (whether from the UK or overseas) to:
Lloyds TSB Bank
Account No: 00965801
Account Name: Peter Jackson Funeral Services Charity
Please reference transfers with the word ‘Simpson’
Further information on the service will be available at the Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson Memorial Service Facebook site.