Dan King’s fundraising run this SundayDan King of The Sun is running the Cambridge Half Marathon this Sunday, March 3 and, with Ian Ridley's blessing, has set up a fundraising page for the @ in memory of his friend and colleague Vikki Orvice who passed away three weeks ago.
Vikki Orvice – a Celebration of her Life.
“If anyone comes to my funeral...”
She need not have worried. Vikki Orvice had written those words in the eulogy she had composed for herself, and was read out by her husband Ian Ridley at St Leonard's Church Flamstead, on a beautiful, unseasonally sunny day in February.
Vikki Orvice’s funeral – important notice
Information on Vikki Orvice’s funeral, Tuesday February 26th, 2pm,
St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead, Herts.
Vikki Orvice – funeral detailsThe funeral service for Vikki Orvice, our vice-chair, will be at 2pm on Tuesday February 26 at St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead, Herts.
More details to follow....
Tributes flow for Vikki OrviceTributes have been flooding social media after Vikki Orvice, FWA vice-chair and The Sun sportswriter, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 56.
Her husband Ian Ridley, one of our most esteemed members and a fine sportswriter in his own right, announced on the morning of February 6th that Vikki had finally succumbed after a long battle with cancer.
Vikki Orvice’s legacy – Sun Scholarship scheme
The Sun are launching a scholarship scheme for aspiring female sportswriters in honour of Vikki Orvice, who passed away on Wednesday.
Vikki was the Sun's athletics correspondent and also covered football for the paper, having become the first female sports journalist to be employed by a tabloid newspaper in 1995.
Vikki Orvice – a tribute by Jacqui OatleyJacqui Oatley, the broadcaster, was brought on to the FWA's National Committee by Vikki Orvice, who passed away today at the age of 56. Here is Jacqui's tribute to her friend and our dear colleague.
BRAVE. FEARLESS. TRAILBLAZER. PIONEER.
There was only one Vikki Orvice. That’s clear from the many tributes which have poured in from journalists and senior sporting figures alike following the desperately sad news of our beloved colleague’s passing. Taken from us by cancer at the age of 56, but not before she’d squeezed every drop out of life and found humour ...
Vikki Orvice RIP – by Steve HowardVikki Orvice, the FWA's vice-chair and a long-standing National Committee member, lost her long battle with cancer today at the age of 56. She was a much-loved colleague to many of us at the FWA and especially at The Sun, where she covered athletics and football.
Former SunSport chief sports writer and FWA member Steven Howard paid tribute to his colleague on the Sun's website, and we are honoured to reproduce it here: