On Saturday 19 March 2022, over 1700 friends, family, colleagues, and students of Thomas Oliver Dann gathered at Shelford Rugby Club for the Tommy Dann Memorial Rugby Match, sponsored by Cantab Asset Management.
The match was played between former students of The Leys and The Perse, where Tommy Dann was hugely respected and widely loved having coached at both schools. Tommy also played rugby for both Shelford RFC and Cambridge RFC and the fantastic turnout at his memorial match is testament to the number of lives he touched with his incredible bubbliness and positivity.
The rugby was played with true heart and spirit, re-igniting the historic sporting rivalry between The Leys and The Perse in a truly positive light. The well-matched sides went head-to-head for 80 minutes, with the Old Leysians claiming victory 19-12.
Over £10,000 was raised for the Jonny Wilkinson Charitable Foundation on the day, with further donations still to come. It was an event that Tommy would have relished and a fitting way to remember such a wonderful man.
Thanks to Ed Fairey (Cantab Asset Management), Tom Picton-Turbervill (Cantab Asset Management), and Max Wilson for organising the event.