FORMER classmates from Hreod Burna School will be reunited on Friday night all in aid of raising money for charity in memory of former teacher Iain Perkins.

The 63-year-old, who lived in Wanborough with his wife Jill, died suddenly in April last year, much to the shock of parents, pupils and staff.

He had taught sports at the school for 38 years before retiring – touching the lives of hundreds of students during that time.

Now, one former pupil has organised a special reunion to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Janet Harman, nee Arrell, was part of the class of 1981, who are hosting the event, and hopes that all former students come and support the fundraiser.

The 52-year-old said: “We all wanted to do something in his memory because he was such a legend.

“Everyone respected him and he was someone who would always have time to listen to you and be interested in what you had to say.

“He was at the school not only when I was there but also when all my children were there and so he’s seen so many generations grow up.

“He had time for everyone and I’m from a sporting background so he always made sure to ask how I was getting on with netball.

“His memory will keep going and we will always find something to do to keep his legacy. He won’t be forgotten.”

Iain’s popularity was proven in 2012 when he was nominated to be a torchbearer prior to the London Olympics.

Around 140 people are expected to attend Friday night’s reunion which will not only give the chance to mingle with old friends but there will also be a disco and raffle for people to enjoy.

A representative from the British Heart Foundation will also be going along to tell people about the important work of the charity.

The event will be held at the County Ground this Friday from 7.30pm. Tickets are available for £5 on the door with any money raised being donated to the British Heart Foundation.