Postie Richard’s Memorial Bench & Heart Centre

In August, our beloved postie, Richard Godwin passed away. His loss has been felt by so many in our community - the friendliness he showed to the families (and four-legged friends) on his rounds had a profound impact and this kindness is what we wish to honour, remember and continue. 

The idea of a memorial bench has been keenly supported by lots of people in the village and after several months of checking possible options for where to place the bench, the Parish Council has kindly helped to sort a suitable site and have offered to pay for the installation. It will be placed along the short wall in the photograph opposite the entrance to Waites Close, looking down Bull Street. This was one of Richard’s routes and can provide the perfect resting place for those walking to the new community shop or bus stop. 

A 5ft (3 seater) bench with a plaque or engraving will cost around £400-£450. Any monies raised that exceed this amount will be given to The Oxford Heart Centre in accordance with Richard’s daughter’s wishes. 

Should insufficient funds be raised to purchase the bench, all monies in this account will be given to The Oxford Heart Centre. 

The wording for the plaque/ inscription will be agreed with Richard’s family.  

Please feel free to share this Go Fund Me page with anyone who may wish to contribute to this memorial project. 

The target date for raising funds for this project is 31st January 2021.

With thanks,
Netty Lings and Casey Godwin



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Aston, South East England, United Kingdom
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