Funeral for PE teacher to be held today

PUBLISHED: 09:39 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:39 08 June 2018

Del Shayler.

Del Shayler.


A fun day will be held this weekend in memory of a Portishead PE teacher.

Del Shayler with his kids.Del Shayler with his kids.

Del Shayler’s funeral takes place this afternoon (Friday), but friends and family are keen to celebrate his life with a fun-filled day of events tomorrow (Saturday).

High Down Junior School, where Del taught, will hold the event from 10.30am-2.30pm.

Nick Holder, Del’s friend, said: “Please come and join us, bring a picnic and help celebrate Del’s life with some sporting games and fun activities.

“We are fundraising for the school and Del’s chosen charities.”

Del Shayler.Del Shayler.

Del died suddenly aged 41 last month, following a bleed on the brain.

MORE: Tributes paid to Del Shayler after sudden death.

His funeral will take place today in Bristol from 3.45-4.30pm at Cranford Crematorium.

Nick added: “There is no firm dress code for the funeral, however, there will be an accent of red and white. Family flowers only please, if you’d like to make a donation you can do so at the wake and or the fun day.”

The wake and celebration-of-life party will start at Clarence House at 5pm.

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