THE funeral of former boxer Dave “Brandon”Ogilvie took place yesterday.

The family were joined by neighbours as the hearse left Meadowfield, near Durham, for Mr Ogilvie’s final journey.

Mr Ogilvie died on June 19, aged 89.

Members of Brandon Boxing Club also joined the family to pay their respects outside Mr Ogilvie’s home.

The family requested donations to the boxing club in lieu of flowers, and have raised nearly £1,000.

Donations can be made through go fund me.