IAN Nash, chairman of the Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust (KHIST) sadly passed away on May 9. 

The funeral which took place at 10 am at Kidderminster Crematorium on June 3 was invite only due to current Covid restrictions.

KHIST board member, Warwick Nash  says Ian was a very popular man: "Ian was a hugely popular figure and was well known to the people of Kidderminster for being instrumental in helping the harriers stave off administration on more than one occasion.

"Ian had been a season ticket holder since the early 1980's and sat in the east stand.

"As well as being a big harriers fan, Ian was keen on cricket and represented Barnt Green as well as being integral in setting up Spennells Valley cricket club in the early 80's.

"After Being a board member of KHIST for many years Ian was appointed Chairman in 2018 and served the post with true professionalism and no little enthusiasm.

 "One of Ians biggest achievements was organising regular collections amongst harriers supporters for the local food bank and clothing appeal at St Basils."

In a statement the club have also passed on their sympathies to Ian's family: "As a devoted Kidderminster Harriers supporter, Ian dedicated much of his spare time to KHIST; helping the trust to develop and progress and, in doing so, aiding Kidderminster Harriers Football Club.

"Ian looked forward to organising and being at the heart of KHIST board meetings, fundraisers and social events. He referred to fellow members as friends and being like a family.

"Ian will be sorely missed by everyone at KHIST, and by many fellow members’ families who knew him and his wife from the many fundraisers which he planned and enjoyed.

"We offer our deepest sympathies and love to Ian’s much-loved wife and family, and we shall continue to oversee and carry out the vision and ambitions which Ian had for the trust."