Some sad news

Dear friends, members, and supporters,

It is with a heavy heart that we have to tell you one of our well-known and much-loved members, Keith Hopkins, has sadly passed on.

Keith was an integral part of our community and our charity, for which he generously volunteered – often running our annual raffle – for many years. He was a kind and gentle character, genuine and welcoming.

We have now had confirmation about Keith’s funeral, which will take place on February 24th 2017.

If you knew Keith well and you would like to attend, please contact Adelina at RGA UK for further details (office@restrictedgrowth.co.uk).

If you would like to, it was Keith’s family’s kind suggestion that friends and family donate to the RGA – instead of providing flowers.

His family have arranged for the funeral directors to handle donations, through Graham Sullivan Funeral Directors, Ty-Hedd Funeral Home, Myndd Garnllwyd Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7QG.

RGA UK was close to Keith’s heart, as he was to ours. We will all miss him.

Please pass this information on to anyone you think would like to know.

We are sorry to have to share such sad news.

The team at RGA UK.

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RGA Convention 2015

A huge thank you to all those who attended the RGA Convention and helped to make it such a fantastic weekend. It was great to see so many new and longstanding members of all ages having a wonderful time together. We would especially like to thank all the volunteers and organisers who gave up their time in order to make the event such a success.

RGA Social Day at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

A wonderful time was had by all who attended the recent social day in Birmingham. The weather stayed dry so we had an opportunity to see lots of the park and watched the keepers giving the animals their lunch. The RGA hired a room for a central meeting point and this was put to good use. The children found time to play some games, the adults enjoyed catching up over a cuppa, and we all welcomed a chance to meet up with old friends and some new faces who came along for the day. When asked what he liked best about the trip, Etienne (aged 9) said, ‘The zoo was good, but the best bit was getting to spend time with other children just like me.’ Thank you to everyone who attended, for helping to make the Birmingham Social Day such a success!