As the rugby season draws to a close, Bath Rugby Foundation will be saying farewell to a long-serving trustee of the charity.

Tim Westbrook has been a trustee of the Foundation since July 2012, when he joined as the charity’s finance trustee. More recently he has been responsible for safeguarding, working closely with Foundation staff.

He was brought up and went to school in Bath. After graduating from University, he pursued a career in various manufacturing businesses including a spell working in Australia.

After retiring, Tim and his wife undertook a Voluntary Service Overseas assignment in Sri Lanka for two years.

Tim has been a trustee of several charities in Bath and is currently Chair of Governors at a local independent school.

He lives in Bath and is married with three adult children and eight grandchildren.

Chair of the trustees, Stuart Doughty, paid tribute to Tim before he steps down from his role as a trustee. He said: “Whilst Trustees are unpaid volunteers and act in a non-executive capacity, Tim’s contribution to BRF over the last seven years has been akin to a full-time executive.

“The time he has committed has been both “hands on” and strategic, which is one of the main reasons why the charity is in such robust shape and is so well placed to leap further forward under the stewardship of Lynne Fernquest and her team.

“As the BRF Board, we say a huge collective thank you for all the time that you have invested in Bath Rugby’s charity and the unflinching support to any member of staff in need of your wise words.”