I am sorry to say that last week Joy Davis lost her fight with ovarian cancer. It was her funeral yesterday which was attended by hundreds of people whose life she had enriched. As you will probably know Joy has been the principle organiser of the Hull International since it started over 20 years ago. However her involvement with canoeing and polo went far beyond that single annual event. She has encouraged thousands of children in Hull to try canoeing and has been league organiser countless times. She was one in a million and she will be very badly missed. The Hull International will continue and at this year’s event there will be a collection in aid of cancer charities and a hospice. (Hull International 7th and 8th July 2012).
Dave Rawding, Kingston Kayak Club