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Tom Mole - 30.01.2004 - 26.04.2018 R.I.P.

5 days ago By Mark Denison

Funeral Arrangements for Thursday 17th May 2018

Tom's Day
On behalf of Simon and Rachel please find the arrangements for Tom’s funeral which will be a celebration of his fourteen years.

Church service will take place at St Mary’s Church in Oldswinford on Thursday 17th May at 12:45pm. Please note there is limited parking so please arrive early and park away from the main church carpark and please respect the local residents.

After the Church service there will be a short private service for family and Invited friends at Stourbridge Crematorium.

After the church service everyone is invited to Stourbridge Rugby club where we will join up to spend time celebrating the life of Tom.

Flowers will only be from immediate family, especially as they wouldn’t be Tom’s style! Anyone wishing to make a donation to the JustGiving page set up to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital in memory of Tom can do so via the following link

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/srfcu14

There will be a photo board at the club for photos of Tom over the years. If you have any photos of Tom please bring them to add to the board and if you would like to add a personal message or comment then that would be a wonderful keepsake for the family.

Simon and Rachel would like to thank everyone for the support and kindness that they have been shown in recent weeks and for the ongoing support in ensuring that Tom is not forgotten which has meant so much to them and their family at this difficult time.

Chris Roe

Stourbridge Rugby Club and the Under 14s 2017-18 are saddened to announce that one of our Junior Rugby boys has passed away. Thomas Mole, aged 14, unfortunately lost his short, but fiercely battled fight, on Thursday 26th April.

Tom was one of the founding members of his age group and throughout his years with his team mates has flourished into a massively physical and combative Number Eight and in true 8’s style he wasn’t afraid to push the boundaries of the laws. He was a true warrior and would do anything for his team mates (although he would never let on just how proud of them he was). He will leave a massive Size 10, going on 12, gap in their age group that they will never forget or try to replace and our thoughts and condolences are with his Dad Simon, his Mum Rachel and his little sister Poppy.

Whilst he was ill, he was under the care of the Birmingham Children's Hospital and we are thankful that they used every ounce to help Tom. It was one battle too far, but now as an Age Group the Under 14s will reflect, learn and go on with Tom forever in their hearts.

The Number 8 will be retired in his honour and replaced with a T. These times shouldn’t happen to our kids, but the world can be a cruel place at times and we trust within our safe-keeping, and guidance of the coaches, we can help the boys and family through the difficult times ahead. The messages of support they have already received from the rugby family both near and far have been truly humbling and these will be of great comfort over the next few months. His team mates will line up with the players prior to Saturday’s fixture against Otley for one minute’s applause for Tom.

In honour of Tom we propose that we will be holding various events to help raise funds for the Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital and we will post details when we have got them confirmed until then look after your precious ones and count your lucky stars.

Roey and the coaching team of Under 14s 2017-18

Walk for Tom - Saturday 23rd June 2018
We have a provisional date for the 'Walk for Tom' of Saturday 23rd June 2018 - so SAVE THE DATE and get involved! The walk will be from Birmingham Children's Hospital to the Club.

A Just Giving page has just been set up for donations to Birmingham Children's Hospital in memory of Tom. Please give as much as you can.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/srfcu14

The M&Js Fixture Secretary, Karl Truby, will also be cycling 400 miles throughout May to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital in Tom's memory. Karl's Just Giving page is at:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/karl-truby400inmay

Updated 12:07 - 16 May 2018 by Mark Denison

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