Richard Andrew Austin (26 Oct 1953 - 22 Nov 2016)

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Location
Parkwood Crematorium Park Road Elland HX5 9HZ
Date
8th Dec 2016
Time
3pm
Funeral Director
Radcliffe Funeral Service, Honley

On November 22nd 2016, unexpectedly, Richard aged 63 years of Hepworth. Always loved husband of Rosamund, much loved father and friend of James, Alister, Abigail and David and a dearly loved son and brother.
Funeral service and cremation at Parkwood Crematorium, Elland on Thursday December 8th at 3 pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if wished are to be shared between the PDSA and Mission Motorsport (supported by Help for Heroes ) c/o Radcliffe Funeral Service, 16 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA or online at radcliffefuneralservice.co.uk – obituaries, where memories and tributes may also be left. A donation box will be available at the service. Will friends please accept this intimation and meet at the crematorium.

Mission Motorsport:
Our mission is to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations by providing opportunities through motorsport.

From the CEO
"Mission Motorsport, The Forces’ Motorsport Charity has been proud to have been supported by Richard. He recognised the challenges that servicemen and women face when leaving the Forces, and his enthusiasm and commitment in fund raising has been hugely appreciated by all – he, and the community that he inspired, have really made a difference."

Mission Motorsport is run by veterans, serving officers and motorsport professionals. We are appointed as the Combined Services’ official providers of adaptive motorsport, seeking wherever possible to merge the activities of the disabled and those in need with able bodied servicemen and women.
Appointed by the British Army Motorsport Association, and operating in direct support of the Defence Recovery Capability, Mission Motorsport provides respite, rehabilitation, recreational opportunities and training to those affected by military operations within the framework of Motorsport.
Our output is in three main areas, Experience, Competition and Vocation. From a first hand, front seat, white knuckle introduction to an exciting sport, through to the preparation, development, coaching, teamwork and participation involved in competition, along with vocational training and work placements with major motor manufacturers and race teams.

Due to the way Mission Motorsport is set up you need to donate using the web link below. If you choose to donate to Mission Motorsport (supported by Help for Heroes) please could you leave a comment at the bottom of the Radcliffe funeral web page - you don't have to say how much, just a little message so we know would be nice.

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/beermountain

Matt wrote

Rest in peace Richard.

Le Mans is a happy place so we will always have fond memories of Richard enjoying himself there. Every year we have a toast to our absent friends, so Richard will always be remembered.

My thoughts with all his family and friends at this difficult time.

Matt

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Andy G wrote

Such sad news.

Richard will be missed , but remembered in a field in France that will be for ever England

An excellent way to keep his memory alive

Will toast him on Thursday with the traditional words " sausaaaaaaaaaage"

Best wishes to the family from AndyG and family

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