Norman Bunton 1928-2017

Anonymous 13 October 2017

We are saddened to report the passing of former Trustee Norman Bunton, aged 89. Norman served the Foundation with distinction between 1991-1999 at a time huge capital investment when the charity launched the successful Peter May Memorial Appeal and received two large sports lottery grants for new pavilions at Peter May Sports Centre and Fairlop Oak Playing Field. As a senior figure in the Southern Amateur League, Norman brought with him vast experience and knowledge of grassroots sport. His insight meant that the Foundation always put the needs of the end user first and fully appreciated the role of the volunteer in driving sports participation.

In addition to his Trusteeship of LPFF and Presidency of the SAL, Norman had been a talented goalkeeper and cricketer in his time and had devoted 65 years of his life to his beloved Old Westminster Citizens Association in a variety of voluntary roles. Running parallel to his involvement with his alma mater, Norman enjoyed a 28 year career as a Senior Chemist in the Laboratory of Government Chemistry following a stint with the RAF during his National Service.

Alex Welsh LPFF Chief Executive said:

“You could always count on Norman for wise advice and counsel. A true gentleman and a man of great integrity, Norman made a huge contribution to grassroots sport.”

Norman is survived by his wife Anne and his two children Chris and Carol.