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Happy 50th Jane! / 11 May 2009

When her parents were told that Jane Campbell wasn't expected to live much beyond her teens, the world hadn't bargained on her being one of the most tenacious Crips that they were to ever meet!

In true Jane style she has marked her passing years with 'Not dead yet!' birthday celebrations, and has blown a resounding raspberry at the various ailments and impairment related setbacks that have come her way, sometimes resulting in hospital stays. Typically a number of these resulted in her challenging discriminatory practices around life and death issues.

Recognised for the amazing energy that she puts into her work with Disabled people, Jane became Baroness Campbell of Surbiton and has used this position to work within the mighty establishment alongside such notables as Rosalie Wilkins, Jack Ashley, et al.

She celebrated her 50th birthday last weekend along with friends and family. If you wish to add your own best wishes to these celebrations, please add a comment to this blog and she will see them.

Happy birthday Jane. Here's to many more ...


Pete Millington - Birmingham Disability Resource Centre

18 May 2009

"50 not out", I think is the expression and definitely with a sprinkling of irony in there somewhere. Happy B-day Jane from all Brummies and West Midlanders.

Disability Cornwall

14 May 2009

You know you've made it when you have a tailor made Crippen cartoon designed for your birthday! Very best wishes for a great birthday from everyone at Disability Cornwall

Elsa Beckett

13 May 2009

Dear Jane, Many Happy Returns and best wishes for many more, Elsa.


13 May 2009

Here's to the next 50! Keep them on their toes Jane, all best wishes.


daphne statham

12 May 2009

congratulations Jane on your 50th. Great to know that you are keeping up the fight for justice and human rights.

enjoy yourself!

much love daphne

Richard Downes

12 May 2009

how many disabled people have done enough to earn a crippen cartoon?

well done

and a happy birthday to you

personally i was only promised a pension and a plastic pig 3 wheeler on leaving school. All i had to do was live long enough to get it and to live long enough all i needed to do was go to special school.


11 May 2009

A very happy birthday Jane X

Jeni Price

11 May 2009

Happy birthday, Jane! Keep on truckin'! Welcome to the fabulous fifties ... Jeni X