19/06/23 | General

The James Hutchings Charity

Author: Peter Cornelia


Lymm RFC have great pleasure in announcing that the Lymm Academy will be sponsored by the James Hutchings Charity. This will be for an initial period of 5 years from 2023 and will help finance the coaching and development of our young players from U16’s to Senior Colts.

James was a Founder Member of the Club and our 3rd Club Captain for the 1962/63 season. Better known as ‘Gentleman Jim’, he retained his interest in the Club’s development, becoming a Life Member and a generous Club Patron. Although moving to Birmingham in 1974, he kept in touch with the Club and was a regular attendee at our annual Players’ Reunions.

Sadly, James died in 2021. Before he died, he had set up his charity to support a range of causes close to his heart: in education; sailing; culture and sport. After discussions with his Club friend, Peter Cornelia, his family and the executors of his trust decided that James would approve of Lymm RFC being a benefactor of his charity and it would keep the memory of ‘Gentleman Jim’ very much alive at Lymm RFC.

We are most grateful for the support of James’ Charity. At an appropriate time at the start of next season, we hope to welcome his elder brother Lewis, his sister-in-law Judy and his friend and Trust Executor, Charles Barwell, to visit the club and to formally celebrate the launch of:

The Lymm RFC Academy supported by the James Hutchings Charity

If you would like to read more information about James, his Lymm RFC Obituary can be found here


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