Wear red to celebrate the life of campaigner Stephen Aselford

Stephen Aselford, a prominent Croydon activist for the protection and improvement of the rights of disabled people, died suddenly last month.

Staunch campaigner: Stephen Aselford

Aselford was the co-founder of Bromley and Croydon Disabled People Against the Cuts – DPAC.

In their tribute to their staunch colleague, they said, “Stephen was a socialist and an activist to his core.

“His many friends and comrades across the disability world and the Labour movement are deeply saddened but agree the best way to honour his memory is to continue the fight that was such an integral part of his life.”

The funeral and celebration of Stephen’s life will be held next Friday, October 25.

DPAC said: “We would like to invite you to join with us in celebrating the life of our son, brother, comrade and friend, Stephen Aselford, who sadly passed away in September.

“The Funeral starts at 10.30am at Croydon Crematorium, Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR9 3AT. Commemoration event to be held from noon at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 1BD.

“We are inviting people to wear red for the occasion to reflect both Stephen’s socialism and his love of London buses!

“All welcome to come and share your happy memories of Stephen’s life and activism.”

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1 Response to Wear red to celebrate the life of campaigner Stephen Aselford

  1. farmersboy says:

    He was a kind and gentle man but passionate about his politics. I always learnt something from him whenever we met. Sadly missed

    Liked by 1 person

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