Farewell to cycling club stalwart Jim

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The funeral service of an honorary member of Mildenhall Cycling Club took place earlier this week.

Friends and family of Jim Staines, who died on September 13, gathered at the West Suffolk Crematorium in Risby on Monday, before attending an event to celebrate his life at Mildenhall Cricket Club.

Mr Staines, who had recently celebrated his 52nd wedding anniversary with his wife Vera, was made an honorary member back in 2009.

“Most who knew him will know that he had been poorly for some years and we were blessed to have had him longer than we should have,” said Mandy Burchett, his daughter.

Donations collected at the funeral service were handed to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.