Long Sutton man still helping charities

Errol Warwick switches on the Christmas lights in Long Sutton in 2012. Photo: SG241112-134TW
Errol Warwick switches on the Christmas lights in Long Sutton in 2012. Photo: SG241112-134TW

Tireless fundraiser Errol Warwick is still helping charities even in death.

Until he died a year ago aged 55, the Long Sutton man had raised around £34,000 for good causes, according to his mum Phyllis (90).

She said: “He really did a lot during his life. He used to say to me, ‘I’m going up to the Co-Op now’ and I’d tell him he couldn’t go because it was raining and the next thing I’d see him going out the gate. He loved to collect, he really did.”

Errol also loved to collect Manchester United memorabilia and had built up a large collection, which his mother donated to Long Sutton Royal British Legion.

Legion treasurer Barry Crowson explained that Errol, who had learning difficulties, had visited the Manchester United ground a few times and been shown around the stadium. He said: “I think there are over 100 lots and there are caps, scarves, and lots of tickets that have never been opened. The money will go to charity to be decided by Errol’s mother.”

There is a viewing of the collection on Saturday, February 28 (10am to 4pm) and the auction is to be held the following day, on Sunday, March 1 (10am) with branch chairman David Wilson acting as auctioneer at the RBL hall.