Farewell Andrina Webb
A friend to everybody and a passionate supporter of our Games - taken before her time
It is with deepest regret that I inform our Membership that Andrina Webb, Membership Secretary for over 8 years, passed away peacefully on Saturday 26th March. Andrina served the games she loved with true love and passion and nothing was ever too much trouble for this wonderful lady, and special friend. She has battled an incurable illness for over twelve months with astonishing grace and fortitude, making small strides forward and kept smiling until the very end. She has been a true friend as the T&RA has battled through its own challenges, changes and transformation throughout her time at the Association. Her loss is personal.
Andrina was a great enthusiast of Real Tennis and successfully took up playing Padel during the first lock-down. As a Real Tennis player she latterly found success in Handicap Doubles tournaments, and was a keen tourer with the Hurlingham Pigeons for many years, especially remembered on the Bunga Bunga tours. She was also a keen and successful Backgammon player, organising tournaments (and frequently winning) at both Hurlingham and the Queen’s Club. She had a wonderfully sharp sense of humour, which made her a great pleasure to be with - a sentiment she radiated to everybody in her presence.
Andrina brough a very personal touch to everything she did, never hesitating to go the extra mile to support the T&RA Members and, more latterly, the Benefactors; and didn't know the meaning of out-of-hours. She epitomised the perfect employee in terms of her loyalty to the cause, her open-mindedness and her infectious personality; so much so she was more a friend to the Games. Andrina also took care to look after the T&RA office staff, never too busy to lend a kindly ear and was an absolute diamond at remembering those important dates in people's lives. She was a kind and loving member of our community.
Away from the office, Andrina even finding time to work as a Mckenzie Friend, helping the friends and relations of defendants navigate the complexities of the Family Court.
A rightly proud mother, Andrina adored her two children and nothing was ever too much trouble. Her passing is a huge loss to her family.
Our heartfelt condolences to her two children, Amelia and Louis, and her long-term partner Bob, who has been her rock throughout.