Monday, 18 May 2009

Ralph Gregson

I am sure that we were all sorry to hear of Ralph Gregson's illness. Ralph has been a fixture in the community life of Birkdale for decades. He has given his time generously to the Civic Society and Farnborough Rd Infants School and the Conservative party. It follows that we may not always have agreed with Ralph but nobody doubted that he was genuine in his efforts.

Ralph went into hospital on Monday 12th May to remove a tumour behind his ear. The operation went ahead on Tuesday but took a lot longer than anticipated. On Thursday Ralph had a stroke. I understand that his speech and memory are ok but his right arm is numb.

We wish him a speedy recovery and hope that he is soon home with his wife Pat. I understand that until then it would not to appropriate to be send emails to him