Former London Scot, Graeme Porteous (1966-2015), was a remarkable man who accomplished an incredible amount in his 48 years, including the creation of an extraordinary circle of family, friends and colleagues.
To pay tribute to Graeme, who was killed in a tragic skiing accident in Italy on February 7, 2015 and to celebrate all that he achieved, his dear widow Alex would like to bring that extraordinary circle together, from every chapter of Graeme's life.
Friends and former team mates are invited to join Alex and the family at the Hilton Hotel, Syon Park, London, TW8 8JG, on Friday 27th February.
Please arrive at 3.15pm for a prompt 3.30pm start.
Following the tributes, there will be a drinks reception and all guests are welcome to stay and join us in raising a toast.
There will be a Book of Remembrance at the reception in which we invite you to leave any messages or memories to share with Alex and Graeme's family.
We respectfully ask that no flowers be sent.
For those of you who wish to contribute, the family have set up a JustGiving page that supports Rugby4Change, a cause close to Graeme's heart.
If you would like to make a donation, please click here
We hope you understand that the celebration is not suitable for children.
There is no dress code but it would be lovely to see a lot of tartan in the
Click here to read the Invitation Flyer.
Click here to read more on the Service Arrangements.
The family would be grateful if you could confirm your attendance by sending an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hotel has ample parking on site.
The closest public transport is a 15 minute walk away at Syon Lane Station with a direct line to London Waterloo.
Accommodation at the hotel can be booked via this link
When booking please quote the reference GLIFE in the group code section
to get a discounted room rate.
Alex and the family will be holding a private burial for Graeme.
– Educated at Robert Gordon's in Aberdeen and at Edinburgh University where he played for both 1st XVs, Graeme came to London in 1988 and played club rugby for Blackheath, Bedford and London Scottish in the 1990s?.
He was a talented centre three-quarter and a top club man.