Following Hugh Kearsey’s sad decease, his family has published that donations, if desired, may be given in Hugh’s memory for the Cotswold Canals Trust
Hugh was very proud that his great grandfather, William Woodruff KEARSEY, was a shareholder and a director of the Stroudwater Navigation. Hugh had been involved in digitising and indexing the Company Records, in which there are many mentions of members of his family.
Here are two ways of making a donation for the Cotswold Canals Trust.
You may send a cheque to the Funeral Directors:
Michael Gamble Funeral Directors
(If eligible for UK Gift Aid you can boost your donation by 25% by completing and enclosing with your cheque the form at
or you may make a donation electronically. A tribute and donation page https://hughkearsey.muchloved.com/
has been set up by the Funeral Directors.
In this case, there is an electronic option to boost your donation with Gift Aid. You do have to set a password, but please don’t be deterred! As well as the usual card administration costs, the organisation deducts a 3.2% transaction fee to cover administration of the donation processing service.