Ed was a big personality who lived life to the full, was loved dearly by his family and friends, and is missed hugely by all who knew him. He was a talented sportsman who enjoyed playing both codes of rugby and cricket.

Following Ed's tragic death, this Memorial Fund has been established to honour his memory. Ed's family is using it to further the charitable work that Ed did in South Africa when he toured there with his rugby team. 

Ed played against the township of Lagunya and saved up his own money to buy South Africa rugby jerseys for his opposite number 10 and his little brother. It is this generosity of spirit that the family wishes to commemorate and help disadvantaged people through sport in areas touched by Ed's life.

Tanzania Rugby Development Programme

Thanks to Ed's family and the oversight of Bhubesi Pride, a new Tanzania Rugby Development Programme has been established in Arusa and Moshi. The first six months have allowed the team to reach 400 people, of which 320 are children. Feedback from the coaches has been extremely positive:
"Many of these children come from low income backgrounds and have not had that much parental or other senior figures interested in them. This program shows these children that they can have self worth and can believe in themselves, and be good at something and can succeed"

See the Tanzania work here: Tanzania