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Fanderson supporter Tony Barnes has died

Fanderson was saddened to hear of the loss of our friend and colleague Tony Barnes, who passed away in hospital on 10th February.

Tony has been a friend and supporter of Fanderson for many years. Seven years ago he volunteered to become our Sales Assistant and ever since then has been a truly invaluable member of the team, posting and packaging virtually all our merchandise items to members across the globe.

Tony belonged to a number of clubs, societies and forums and offered help and advice to many people with his model making skills, and all-round knowledge covering a variety of subjects.

Many tributes appeared on Faceboook in the wake of the news, underlining the affection and respect in which Tony was held. If you would like read some of these tributes or add your own, you can do so on this Facebook thread or the Fanderson Forum.

Our heart goes out to his family and many friends.


Tony’s family has asked that anyone wishing to make a charitable donation in memory of his life is welcome to give money to The Retired Greyhound Trust, an organisation close to Tony’s heart. Donations can be made online to

Funeral arrangements

Tony’s funeral will be held at 10am on Tuesday 25th February at St Thomas church, Chatsworth Road,Brampton, Chesterfield S40 3AW. It will be followed by a private cremation at the Crematorium, Chesterfield Rd Brimington S43 1AU.