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£750raised of £500 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £750 to support Birmingham Sportshall League in memory of Janet Paul

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    Birmingham, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Thursday, 9th March 2017

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    Janet Paul, lifelong Birchfield Harrier and one of the founders of Birmingham Sportshall League passed away on Saturday 19th November 2016. After a short illness brought on by dementia she passed away peacefully in her sleep with her husband by her side.

    Janet has inspired 100's if not 1000's of young people to find and stay in athletics, a sport that gave her so much joy all her life. Janet along with George Bunner (creator of Sportshall Athletics) helped set up the Birmingham Sportshall League nearly 40 years ago. Janet was Birmingham Sportshall League Secretary for over 30 years retiring as recently as 2011. She was also National Sportshall Assistant Secretary to George Bunner for many years.

    The Birmingham Sportshall League has given many young athletes their first taste of competition and motivated them to great things. Some have gone on to reach the heights of Great British Team Selection and one has stood on the top of the Olympic Podium. Janet often said "I just want to see the kids enjoying themselves" her standard phrase for what she felt the league has provided for young people.

    Janet continued to support Birmingham Sportshall League after her retirement in 2011 and only stopped attending meetings when her health no longer allowed her to.

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      • Stuart Paul

        Stuart Paul

        Dec 23, 2016

        This is from the funeral collection - there are a few more cheques which I will pay to Sharon when I see her.

        £170.00

      • Solihull & Small Heath AC

        Solihull & Small Heath AC

        Dec 16, 2016

        Janet WAS the Birmingham Sportshall League for so many years. All that the league achieved was because of her vision. So fitting to donate to them in her memory. SSHAC will be forever grateful to her.

        £50.00

      • Julie Rogers

        Julie Rogers

        Dec 16, 2016

        A great cause in memory of a great person.

        £20.00

      • Helen McCook

        Helen McCook

        Dec 16, 2016

        In memory of Janet and all her hard work, dedication and passion for athletics, athletes and her sports family. Love from the McCook clan.

        £20.00

      • Christine and Graham Jones

        Christine and Graham Jones

        Dec 15, 2016

        Thinking of you Doug and all your family.

        £20.00

      • Emily Evans

        Emily Evans

        Dec 11, 2016

      • Alison Gale

        Alison Gale

        Dec 6, 2016

        I remember that 'roar' as we hit the indoor boards against the wall in the mid 80's! R.I.P Janet - a lovely lady who always had words of encouragement. My favourite HJ official ever. Alison Purton. x

        £20.00

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      Chris Brook

      Chris Brook

      Birmingham, United Kingdom

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