The League was saddened recently by the news of the death of Les Seddon. He was a popular and well-liked supporter of badminton in St Helens for many years. A fine player and former Treasurer of the League Les had battled against leukaemia and died just before Christmas. His service was held at St Helens Crematorium on the 6th January 2009 and was attended by family, friends and many colleagues from local and regional badminton clubs. The League sends their heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Jan and family at this sad time. In accordance with family requests a donation from the League has been sent to the patient welfare fund at the transplant unit of the Royal Liverpool Hospital.