Leicestershire pastor and Motorcycle Funerals founder Reverend Paul Sinclair , who died of a brain tumour last year, has been remembered at a research centre where scientists are searching for a cure for the disease.
Sinclair, who lived in Heather, died just a year after he was diagnosed with a highly aggressive brain tumour, aged 53.
Last week, Sinclair’s wife, Marian and nieces Sherene and Shinette Brown, and Sheba Danuon, placed a commemorative tile on a Wall of Hope at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The charity Brain Tumour Research funds a research centre at the university.
The tile represents the £2,740 it costs to fund a day of research and celebrates the money raised in Sinclair’s memory, from funeral collections and a fundraising evening.
Marian, who is now the managing director of Motorcycle Funerals, said: “It’s touching that Paul’s legacy will live on through Motorcycle Funerals Limited. A passionate biker, it was the perfect and unique combination of his interests in motorcycles and the clergy, set up almost two decades ago.
“It’s been wonderful to see the business grow over the years and we now have 14 motorcycle hearses and a team of dedicated employees. When Paul set up the business, his vision was not to be a millionaire, but to help people going through a desperate time. That’s a message I will always carry with me.”