Fitting tribute (letter of the month)

"I'd like to thank the rugby community as well as a wider group of people for their immense support and fund-raising activities following the unexpected death of my brother, Simon McNamara, from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome last July, aged 25. Simon was a huge sports fan, competitively participating in rugby, cricket, netball, tennis and squash. Shortly before he died he also completed the Three Peaks Challenge, raising money for charity.

Our family, friends and his girlfriend, Jen, have organised sporting events in his memory, in the process raising money for Cardiac Risk in the Young ( My old club, Nottingham Moderns, kindly made a date available in their season to play a tribute match against a Simon McNamara XV and this was followed by a Durham University tribute. More events are planned and money raised is vital for research as well as providing a focus , continued fun and interaction between all those who knew and loved Simon."

John McNamara, South West London