In Memoriam: Michael Charlesworth 1940 – 2022

It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the death of the Historic Roses Group’s much-loved chairman, Michael Charlesworth.

As many of you may know, he had weathered serious illness in the past few years and had been undergoing dialysis for three days every week in hospital. His partner, Johnny Greechan, informed us that at the weekend Michael suddenly took a turn for the worse, and he slipped away during the early hours of Monday 17 January in Yeovil Hospital. Our chairman since 2014, Michael had been working tirelessly on HRG matters, despite his health problems, right up to the previous Friday.

The funeral will take place on Friday 4 February in Somerset. Flowers from the HRG are being organised.

Please give donations to Yeovil Hospital in Michael’s memory. You can do this either:

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