Please see the below post from Dave Knight. On behalf of everyone concerned with Tamworth Table Tennis we too would like to offer our most

 sincere  condolences to Anand's family and Lichfield Table Tennis Club for their loss.


Anand Kaila

It is my sad duty as Chairmain of Lichfield Table Tennis Club to inform you of the loss of our club Secretary, Anand Kaila.
          Anand was on holiday in India, and on Sunday (16th March) he was taken ill with a shortage of breathe. He was taken to hospital by car but passed out on the way.
          Despite attempts to revive him, he passed away before proper medical treatment could be given, it is thought from a heart attack.

I am sure I speak for everyone when I say that Anand has for years been the hardest working member of the club, and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude for the all he has done in respect of seeking grants for equipment, corresponding with the ETTA and obtaining our ClubMark status, organising Twinning visits, coaching, teams and tournaments etc etc etc. Nothing was ever too much work, and it was always done in a cheerful manner.
          Not only will he be missed as a person, his work input on behalf of all members will also be difficult to replace, so please bear with us if the rest of the committee cannot keep up with things.

Funeral arrangements can now be confirmed as follows.
Saturday 12th April at 10am.
The service will take place at Lichfield Crematorium, which is at:
Fradley Lane, Fradley, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8GA.
This map shows the location. The Crematorium is best accessed from the southbound carriageway of the A38, so if travelling from Lichfield it is easiest to go past it to Alrewas, turn round and come back from that turn-off.
There will be a reception afterwards in the bar area at King Edwards Sports Centre between 11:30 and 2:30, to which all club members are also invited.
We hope to have an outstanding attendance at the funeral to give Anand the sort of send-off he deserved.

          Anand is survived by his wife, Swaran, son Rajiv and daughter Indu, and I as well as every other club member, offer them our sincerest condolences. I am sure Rajiv will appreciate any messages of sympathy or goodwill to his own email, which is

Dave Knight - Chairmain - Lichfield TTC

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