Deep Purple a big hit for brave Stella

 Stella Kendall was the first player back on the lawn when Albert Road re-opened after the annual maintenance programme.

And she was the first Caversham member to sport PURPLE hair as she played, as seen on the right in her GC match against Pam Briggs.

Stella had her hair dyed — after having it cropped short — to raise awareness of her fund-raising activities for the Alan Morement Memorial Fund, a charity which supports research into bile duct cancer, an illness which led to the death of her husband.

Her campaign got a lot of publicity from the Henley Standard; you can read their extensive interview at

To make a donation to the charity visit