'Everyone invited' to attend funeral of fundraiser Scott Glynn at Binning Woods

Funeral details have been announced by Mr Glynn's son.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 3:05 pm
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 3:13 pm
Family and friends will pay tribute to Scott Glynn at Binning Woods.

Details have been released of funeral arrangements for former rugby player and charity founder Scott Glynn MBE.

Mr Glynn, who died on December 31 aged 56, set up the Walk With Scott Foundation and raised more than £300,000 for local causes and organisations.

The funeral for Mr Glynn will be held on Tuesday January 14 at 11.30am in Binning woods, his son Gareth Glynn has announced.

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‘Everyone’ is welcome to attend the funeral and join the family at the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club afterwards.

The dress code is club ties, branded t-shirt’s from Mr Glynn’s charity Walk With Scott, or bright colours.

Attendees will also be given an envelope of seeds to scatter in a place which is special to them, in memory of Mr Glynn.

“Scott’s wishes were to be buried in Binning Woods with his devoted dog Charlie to once again walk wild and free,” Gareth wrote on social media.

“Everyone is invited to say their own goodbyes at the woods and join the family back at the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club afterwards.

“Dress code request please is club ties, Walk With Scott t-shirts or the brightest wildest colours you have, you know what he liked.”

Mr Glynn set up the Walk With Scott Foundation after marking his 50th birthday by walking 57 miles between every East Lothian rugby club and playing a match at each.

A keen rugby player, he had been playing since school and ended his career playing with the Scottish Legends and The Crusaders charity team to beat the Wasps Legends.

Mr Glynn was given just months to live after being diagnosed with liver cancer in March 2017, but a donor was found and he had a transplant in October that year.

He then worked to promote organ donation and often gave talks to those waiting for or recovering from a transplant.

Gareth added: “Scott was taken with so much still to give but we give thanks to the life he had with us and the love and friendship we shared to the end.

“Scott is gone from our lives but he will live on in the hearts of his family forever.

“Family flowers only but we will have a collection for charity if you would like to make a donation.

“Scott’s wish was that we give out an envelope of seeds to be scattered in his memory in a place you find special.”