Beryl has been involved with disability sport for over three decades and her contribution to the development of sports opportunities for people with disabilities is immense, she has made a positive impact on hundred's of peoples lives including participants and their families. Beryl has played an integral role in the development of disabled sport in three roles:
1. Swimming co-ordinator for the Mencap swimming team.
2. Founder member of the CREST disability sports club in Burton upon Trent.
3. Able Too Forum in East Staffordshire.
Through her swimming coordinator role, Beryl has for many years organised a disabled swimming club for people in Burton on Trent. Through this work she then went onto become the organiser of the national Mencap swimming team. Beryl's role includes taking the team to the annual swimming championships in Geneva. Through her enthusiasm, determination and dedication Beryl has helped many of the swimmers
achieve excellent results culminating with a number swimmers returning with international medals within the chosen discipline.
Through her role within East Staffordshire, Beryl was the founder member of the Burton on Trent Handicapped Club, now known as the CREST club, which meets twice a week and provides a range of sporting opportunities for people with disabilities.
Beryl has also played a leading role in the formation of the East Staffordshire Able Too Forum, a group of community focussed individuals who meet and plan activities specifically for all people with a disability. She has played an integral role in raising £75,000 of funding over the past 10 years to allow these activities to develop.
Beryl has given many years of dedicated volunteering service to disability sport and
It is no exaggeration to state that Beryl commits her life to develop and provide sporting opportunities for disabled people, this time and commitment has been given whilst simultaneously bringing up two children with special needs. I cann