Remembering Liz Dendy


It was with great sadness that CPISRA have heard of the passing of past CPISRA President Liz Dendy last week. Liz was admitted to Hammersmith hospital last Friday after having a heart attack and died on Saturday evening.

The thoughts of everyone at CPISRA are with her friends and family at this sad time. CPISRA would like to pay tribute to a remarkable woman whose legacy will live on in the Paralympic movement that she helped fashion. The words pioneer and visionary are often overused, but in describing Liz’s contribution to disability sport and recreation in the 1970’s , 80’s and 90’s both nationally and internationally, they are very apt.

As a former President of CPISRA she played an integral role in developing sporting and recreational opportunities for athletes with Cerebral Palsy. CPISRA CEO Craig Carscadden said “I only met Liz socially after she retired from active involvement in disability sport and therefore did not have the opportunity to work with her. I do know from speaking to those who did that she was held in high regard and others had huge respect for her work, and for Liz as a person”