Funeral date set for Richmond man Chris Collier

Chris Collier.

Mourners are being invited to say their last respects to Richmond man Chris Collier on Monday.

The father-of-three, who ran the campus at SFX as well as St Mary’s Primary in Richmond, died suddenly in his sleep on February 5 aged 43.

The funeral procession will gather in Brompton-on-Swale at 11am on Monday.

It will reach Richmond Market Place at 11.30am, before heading along Darlington Road to SFX.

Fiancee Samantha Sparkles said: “Please can I ask everyone who wishes to pay respects to chris to stand ready in town at 11.20am or line the route from town along Darlington road to make sure he gets the biggest send off.”

Family and friends are then invited to meet for the service at Sunderland Crematorium at 1pm.

An appeal has been launched in memory of Chris by his family for the British Heart Foundation.

So far it has raised more than £700.

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