Sad death of disabled campaigner

PUBLISHED: 15:48 24 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:03 06 May 2010

A POPULAR charity fundraiser and disability campaigner has died aged 55. Ian Glasham, of East Road, Sandy, died on October 12. He had been left paralysed from the waist down after a motorbike accident 25 years ago. Following his accident, he was treated a

A POPULAR charity fundraiser and disability campaigner has died aged 55.

Ian Glasham, of East Road, Sandy, died on October 12.

He had been left paralysed from the waist down after a motorbike accident 25 years ago.

Following his accident, he was treated at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury and subsequently became involved in Sir Jimmy Savile's campaign to build a new £10m spinal unit there.

In 2004 Mr Glasham spearheaded a successful campaign to make sure there was disabled access to shops in Sandy.

Ken Lynch, who worked with Mr Glasham to raise money for Stoke Mandeville, said he was "an inspiration to all disabled people".

He added: "He was a very popular person in Sandy. He was always cheerful whenever you met him.

"I will always remember Ian for his friendship.


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