SAD NEWS: The death of CAN Trustee, Philip 'Pip' Hopkinson


Sadly Pip Hopkinson died on Saturday night, 25 August 2018.  He was in a pub in Heptonstall with his brother, Nick and others, when he suffered a massive heart attack.  He was pronounced dead at Calderdale hospital, Halifax.

Pip's funeral will be held at 1:00 pm on FRIDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER at the Stonefall Cemetery and Crematorium on Wetherby Road, Harrogate HG3 1DE and will be followed by a reception at Harrogate Pavilions, Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground HG2 8NZ. Everyone is welcome and, for catering purposes, please let Pip’s brother Nick know you are coming. Nick’s email address is:

Pip's brother, Nick has requested that any donations in memory of Pip should be made to CAN via this link to JustGiving. 

Pip was a great supporter of the Nottingham Climbers Club and the Climbers Club of which he was once Secretary.  He was also a great supporter of the traditional values of British climbing.

Pip was a Founder Trustee of the charity Community Action Nepal [CAN] and was a great supporter of the rural poor of Nepal, visiting the country on several occasions in support of CANs’s projects.  For those of us who knew Pip in Nottingham in the 1950s and 1960s, we will all, I am sure, remember him as a loyal friend who was highly intelligent, at social debates, a lively musician on folk nights and more recently he had become a considerable artist, developing a style all of his own.

Pip was unwell last year and was hospitalised over Christmas; fortunately he recovered and since then he was very happy and content in his home near to his brother, Nick and his family.