A memorial fund has been set up for Trevor Morse, the Warwickshire hunt supporter killed in an incident involving a gyrocopter.
The hunt said in a statement: “On Monday 9 March 2009, on the last day of the season, the Warwickshire hunt was deprived of one of its truest and most loyal subscribers.”
A fund, set up in Trevor’s memory, will provide financial assistance to the Morse family, to help them meet expenses associated with his death, and the ensuing legal process.
The Warwickshire hunt said the fund will also be used support projects which will reflect Trevor’s love of hunting and the countryside, and his passion for the Warwickshire hounds.
The fund is launched on the same day that an inquest is to be opened into Trevor Morse’s death.
The hearing will start at the Town Hall in Leamington at 11am today, and will be immediately adjourned.
Gyrocopter pilot Bryan Griffith, 54, from Wiltshire Close, Alderminster, has been charged with murder following the incident at Long Marston airfield on Monday 9 March in which Trevor Morse was fatally injured.
A second man has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
Anti-hunting groups such as the League Against Cruel Sports have so far distanced themselves from the incident.
If you wish to make a donation, send a cheque made out to the Trevor Morse Memorial Fund to Warwickshire Hunt, Broughton Grange, Wykham Lane, Broughton, Banbury OX15 5DS.
Alternatively, donations can be made online at www.thetrevormorsememorialfund.co.uk