League President - Ray Brown
The AGM last week began with the sad news of a serious road traffic accident that involved the League President Ray Brown. On Thursday 21st June he was involved in a collision that resulted in the need for him to be taken to Kings College Hospital by Air Ambulance from the scene in Dover. He has suffered multiple injuries and broken bones and will spend a time in hospital as he recovers from this devastating incident. As many of you will know Ray and care for his welfare we will provide regular updates on his condition on this website as he goes through his recovery to full health. Clubs have been sent details of how to send Best Wishes to Ray and his Family should they wish but if you require address or visiting information please contact Derek Peck at [email protected].
Update 21st July
Ray has now been discharged from Hospital and arrived home on Friday 20th July. He will be attended daily by the Physio and all is going well.
Update 2nd July
Derek went in to see Ray this afternoon. He has been moved to another ward so he is hoping his next trip will be to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford to continue his recovery before he is allowed home. He is in really good spirits, enjoying watching the football and was disappointed to have missed the league AGM. He asked me to pass on his thanks to clubs and colleagues for all of the cards and good wishes he has received since he was admitted into hospital.
Update 29th June
He was up and walking yesterday, just the five steps with a walker, but seems determined to increase that number each day.
If all continues to go as well, then he may be transferred to Ashford next week, for continued recovery. It is going to be a long road, but he seems to have started well and strongly.
Update 27th June
Ray had surgery on Monday to, amongst other things, pin his pelvis.
This means he can now sit up in bed, which he did for the first time since his accident yesterday.
This is a transformation as to how he had been over the previous days, and he is awake and alert and if he could he would be home tomorrow!
This is really good news, as he starts his recovery journey.
Cards and well wishes still to his home address, which Elaine, his daughter is picking up and sharing with him.