It is impossible to say in a few words the impact Jean had on the world of Paralympic, Wheelchair and Disability Sport here in the UK and around the world.
Jean worked for WheelPower for many years as the Sports Administrator at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and following her retirement stayed involved as Chairman of WheelPower’s Sports Management Committee. Jean worked closely with the staff at WheelPower and Stoke Mandeville Stadium and the countless officials and volunteers to introduce young and newly disabled people to sport and her work benefitted thousands of disabled people.
Jean was a founder member of the Scottish Paraplegic Association, the Scottish Sports Association for the Disabled (SSAD, now SDS) and was instrumental in the development of Stoke Mandeville as a world renowned centre of excellence for international disability sport.
Jean was heavily involved with the Third Commonwealth Paraplegic Games in Edinburgh in 1970 and served the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as a volunteer for decades, and was awarded the Paralympic Order in recognition of her incredible contribution to the Paralympic Movement.