It was difficult to estimate the numbers of people in Guildford Cathedral wanting to pay their respect to Alan Cleverly. Fittingly, possibly well in excess of 500 people. It shows how many lives that Alan touched, and in doing so earning their respect. Alan was a prodigious fundraiser for a variety of charities, in addition to his political fundraising abilities.
It was a wonderful service. Father John O’Sullivan of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in Frimley gave a homily of wit and warmth. Those among the congregation will be pleased to remember that they were there today to say goodbye to Alan. RIP Alan Cleverly.