Diane Foden, you will remain in our hearts forever.

Keep banging that great surdo in the sky with love from the London School of Samba.

29th December 1945 – 9th November 2011.

Sadly, our beloved Madrinha, has passed away this week.  Her Family would like to thank you for the overwhelming response. Your kind, witty and thoughtful comments have been a great comfort. If you would like to come along and pay your respects, please see information below for the service and gathering afterwards.


The funeral will take place on Monday 21st November at 3.30pm at:

Weeley Crematorium
Colchester Road
Weeley, Essex
CO16 9JP
Telephone: 01255 686644
Fax: 01255 831440
email: [email protected]


No black please, this is a celebration! Di is wearing her Madrina costume so we want as much carnival colour as possible from all her friends.

We understand that for some it is a long journey and that it can be difficult to get time off, but we would be so thankful to see as many of you there as possible.



A Spanish buffet and caipirinhas will follow at:
The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms, 
25 King’s Head Street,
Essex CO12 3EE


Bring drums and spread the word!

Accommodation can be arranged if necessary and there are inexpensive guest houses and hotels in the area. Contact [email protected] to RSVP so that we know how many to cater for.

Donations to St Helena Hospice would be appreciated.