Matt’s funeral was held on Friday 15 May, sadly due to the current circumstances, none of his family could attend. Attendance at funerals has been severely restricted due to the Corvid19 pandemic.
However, Matt’s journey to his final summit was not allowed to pass without receiving a send-off befitting of a Troop.
Andy Birkby, who lives close to where the funeral was conducted, attended, albeit he was restricted to staying outside, but he ensured Matt was honoured with an ice axe presentation.
Thanks Andy, I’m sure the family appreciated your gesture.