The family of former Gloucester Rugby star Jack Adams have confirmed his funeral will take place next month.
The father-of-three died earlier this month after a short and bravely fought battle with cancer.
His funeral will take place at Gloucester Cathedral at 3pm on Thursday, July 8, when his family would love “as many people as possible to attend in their rugby ties.”
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In a post on Facebook, Jack’s brother Joe Adams said “Jack’s funeral will be held at Gloucester Cathedral at 3pm on Thursday, July 8 followed by a short private cremation.
“Details of a wake will follow in due course. We’d love as many of you as possible to attend in your rugby ties.”
The post said that Gloucester Cathedral still has a limit on numbers and for that reason, the family must provide information on attendees ahead of time for track and trace purposes.
Anyone wanting to pay their respects should do so by Thursday, July 8.
You can do so by emailing email@example.com or send a text or Whatsapp message to 07562090157 with the full names of those in your immediate group, contact number and your relationship with Jack or his family.
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The post added: “Please don’t self sensor – if you’d like to attend, please reach out and we will confirm with you after July 1.
“We will be having family flowers only, if anyone would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers you might like to contribute to Jack’s fundraising campaign or directly to Maggies cancer centres.
“So many of you have kindly donated to Jack’s Just Giving campaign already, please don’t feel obliged to make any further donations.”
The 34-year-old made his debut for Gloucester in 2005, replacing Mike Tindall, for the Cherry Red and Whites and served his boyhood club until 2009 while also working as Hucclecote RFC head coach.
The centre then transferred to Bristol and spent two years at the club, winning the British & Irish Cup and was part of the team that narrowly lost the 2011 Championship final against Exeter.
A fundraiser in his name was started earlier this month, before his death and has so far raised nearly £100,000.