It is with great sadness that we announce the death of fellow team member and former Team Leader Steve Hilditch MBE. Steve passed away at the Derby Royal Hospital on the night of Friday 20th November 2015 following a year long battle against cancer.
Steve was an inspirational man and a father figure to many people, both within the team and the wider community. His work with Mountain Rescue England and Wales and the Scout Association was acknowledged as he was presented with an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours earlier this year. Steve had only the year before been awarded the Scout Association’s highest honour, the ‘Silver Wolf’ award for “Services of the most exceptional nature”.
Steve had been a member of Derby MRT for Fourty-Seven years, joining in 1968 only four years after the team was formed and took on the role of Team Leader in 1981 until stepping down at the end of 2014. Despite an impressive Thirty-Four years of leadership with many awards and commendations for the team, Steve gave all of the credit to the hard work and commitment of his fellow team members.
Our thoughts are with his wife Kim and the family at this time. The family have asked that any messages of condolence be directed to the team Secretary Alan Winfield (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Steve's Funeral has been arranged for Friday 18th December – 2pm at Derby Cathedral followed by a private cremation.
All are welcome to attend the service and refreshments will be served in the Cathedral after the service.
Dress Code for MR Team members is: Smart dress with Red 'MREW' Mountain Rescue Jacket.
Donations in memory of Steve will be for Derby Mountain Rescue Team and may be given by retiring collection at the service or sent to Gillotts Funeral Directors 1a Abbott Street, Heanor, DE75 7QD. Gift Aid forms will be available at the service.
If you plan to attend, please let us know by emailing email@example.com so we can estimate numbers. Thank you.
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