Mr Gavin Woodhead

Charity details

The Raystede Centre For Animal Welfare Limited

Raystede is celebrating 70 years of caring for animals. Since the late Miss M. Raymonde-Hawkins founded Raystede from her cottage in 1952, we have worked to alleviate animal cruelty, rescue, rehabilitate, rehome and provide sanctuary for animals in need.

Today we are one of the most diverse rescue centres in the UK because we care for so many different species of animals, with our staff, volunteers, and supporters helping more than 1,200 vulnerable animals each year from our 43-acre site. We also pledge to make the future better for animals through our education programmes and activities.

Registered Number 237696

Messages of condolence

Always loved. Forever missed Dad and Angela

Ms Angela Pratt

Missed more than words can say.

Mr & Mrs Peter/Marilyn Bennett

A creative smiling person who has left us way too soon but whose impact on many will remain forever

Mr Robert Da Costa

Thank you for all the wonderful memories I will cherish them forever Love you forever Fay xx

Miss Fay Darton

Thank you for the memories, we really did have the best times, love & miss you forever, Captain, Jane, Mal & John xxx

Mrs Lisa Smart

Sending love and condolences to all of Gav’s family & friends - may your memories bring you comfort and peace. Love from our family, Nicky, Andy, Megan, Ellie, Sarah & Becca xxx

Mrs Nicky Whiley

Sending lots of love to all the family on this sad occasion. Gav, bud, I miss you and hope you are at peace. Such a beautiful soul xx

Ms Melanie Delves

Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say goodnight, till it be morrow. <3

Mr James Spafford

And the songbirds are singing, like they know the score.... And I love you, I love you, I love you, Like never before.... My Friend xxx

Mrs Tamz Clegg

All of the darkness in the universe cannot extinguish the light of one single candle - peace in heaven beautiful brother

Mrs Lisa Woodhead

So sad you have gone. The world has lost a beautiful soul. Rest in peace dear Gavin.

Mrs Alma Moore

Sending all my thoughts and love to Gavin’s family at this time x x

Ms Karen Mellor

Gavin’s love and light will stay with me for eternity. He was such a special human! All my love to his family x

Mrs Ellen McClenathan

Gav, I can’t believe I’m writing this in your memory but sadly here we are. You’ll always be in my heart. I’ll never forget you.

Mr Sean Porter

Unbelievably sad that your talent and charisma will no longer be seen. Rest easy Gav, and know that there was a lot of love for you. Tracy xx

Mrs Tracy Hale

Service details

Cremation Service

11 May, 2023 12:00

The Downs Crematorium

Bear Road, Brighton, BN2 3PL
You are welcome to dress with a splash of colour. Donations to Raystede Animal Rescue Family flowers only please.


11 May, 2023 14:05

Prince Regent Suit, Brighton Race Hill

Race Hill, Freshfield Road, Brighton, BN2 9XZ