Townsend's funeral to take place next week

Townsend's funeral to take place next week

Sue Townsend’s funeral is to be held in her hometown of Leicester next week.

All are welcome at the service, which will take place at The De Montfort Hall, Granville Road on Friday 2nd May.

This will be followed by a private family cremation service.

The author’s family has asked for donations in aid of The Stroke Wards 25 and 26 at the Leicester Royal Infirmary in lieu of flowers.

Townsend died at the age of 68 on 10th April after suffering a stroke.

Louise Moore, her editor at Penguin and m.d. of Michael Joseph, called Townsend “an adored author, a real, real friend”.

Anyone wanting to attend the service should email so a ticket can be issued to guarantee a seat.