[Chair of Trustees]
Richmond borough lost a longstanding champion of disabled people when Sue Ball, Chair of Richmond AID, died on 13th December. Facing early retirement with the advance of the multiple sclerosis which was first diagnosed in 1982, the local community then benefited from the more than 20 years that she has since devoted to advancing the life chances of disabled people, first as Chief Executive and then as Chair of Teddington-based disability charity Richmond AID. Pictured below, giving a volunteer award to Brenda Andraz, one of the many disabled volunteers Richmond AID has encouraged over the years under her leadership, Sue was always looking for ways to give people, both young and old, the confidence and tools to live fulfilled lives and to help them to overcome the barriers society places on them. In this she led by example, which continued even as her health declined in recent months. Her funeral at 2 p.m. on 12th January at Mortlake Crematorium will be open to anyone who would like to mark the passing of this remarkable Twickenham resident.