We announced on Sunday 24th April that our chairman ‘Scott Golding’ lost his life after a short illness, which has absolutely devastated the committee and has left a huge hole in our hearts.
Scott our chairman and dear friend has been involved with the allotments at Reading Road for over 50 years, with Scott’s dad (Ernst) originally having an allotment and it was inevitable that his son Scott would soon follow his footsteps with his own plots for 40+ years.
Scott became more involved with the allotments and eventually took on the role as chairman, running the committee for over 10+ years. Scott was an inspiration to many tenants and committee members with many achievements over his time as Chairman, one of those achievements was starting the Launchpad project at the site which has now grown in strength and enjoys corporates coming onto the site and the produce going to Readifood Bank.
Scott was always on hand to support and advise the new and older tenants with questions, hints and tips or just stopping for a catch up and seeing how everyone was, having that cheeky way to make you feel guilty if you couldn’t help with allotment events.
Scott always had a knack of getting things done e.g., the roads around the site and last year Scott managed to get the biggest turnout ever and the job was completed in record time.
The committee as I am sure a lot of the Tenants who knew him will sadly miss Scott but sending all our love and thoughts to his family.
Scott’s funeral will be held at Easthampton Park Crematorium (RG40 3DW), Braccan Chapel on Thursday 19th May at 14:30pm. This will be followed by a gathering at The Three Tuns Pubs (RG6 1LT) from 16:00 onwards.
Scott was cared for by the exceptional team at Sue Ryder in his final days and the family would love donations to go to their wonderful team.
Please donate at scottgolding.muchloved.com