Ceremony pays tribute to 'miracle man' Tom Twitchen

Will Taylor


More than 100 family members and friends turned out for a ceremony in Braywick Park to commemorate ‘miracle man’ Tom Twitchen.

He died on Monday, August 8, aged 26, after a three-year battle with cancer.

The ceremony, held at SportsAble on Wednesday, August 24 after a funeral service in Amersham, saw the building filled with people dressed in red in honour of Tom, a Manchester United fan.

After meeting to talk about the man who broke Royal Berkshire Hospital’s record for losing the most amount of blood and surviving, black, white and red balloons were released, the colours of Tom’s favourite team.

His mum, Trudie Twitchen, said it was ‘surprising’ how many people turned up but that reflected how highly Tom was regarded. She said: “So many people loved him. He got the send-off he deserved.

“I hope we have done him proud.”

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