Gordon Brown Memorial Fund

Gordon Brown, or 'Broon frae Troon' as he was affectionately known, was a former Scotland and British Lions legend. His career spanned 30 international caps and three tours with the British Lions in the 1970s. Despite his fearsome build, 6ft 5ins and 16 stone, Brown was a genial and gentle giant, liked by team-mates and opponents in equal measure. "He was an entertainer, a bit of an exhibitionist, and we all loved him because he was just the most fantastic raconteur.” Andy Irvine

Gordon fought a battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for over a year before learning that it had reached the incurable stage. All who knew him, and the international rugby community, were hit very hard when he died on 19th March 2001.
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Where Support Comes From
Friends and family of Gordon Brown drew strength from worldwide messages and support at this time. Formally launched at a Barbarians match in 2001, The Gordon Brown Memorial Fund is a means by in which kindred spirits can remember him through their contributions.

Gifts are still made to this Invested Fund, which now has a value of over £194,000.

How Grants Are Made From The Fund
Grants are made to community organisations and charities supporting people affected by cancer, and to those working in the field of sport, rugby in particular. Extra priority is given to young people.

You can make a contribution to this fund. You can apply to Community Grants for a grant application, as this fund does not receive direct applications.

Gordon Brown Memorial Fund