August 18th saw the first ever Humanist Funeral Service to be held in Cotebrook Village Hall, to celebrate the life of the late Simon Chettle. Simon had a long-standing association with the hall as a regular member of Mid Cheshire Amateur Radio Society ( MIDCARS ) , who meet there weekly. Before his passing he had expressed a wish to hold his Funeral Service at the hall and the Management Committee were pleased to be able to grant his wish. Around 80 family and friends attended the Service conducted by Jan Ferguson – Humanist UK. The Funeral Directors ensured that all attendees complied with the hall`s Covid -19 measures , particularly the wearing of masks throughout the service and using the hand sanitiser on entering and exiting the hall.
The Management Committee offer their sympathy and condolences to his wife and family .