10th Anniversary of Dave Palmer LanesHealth Fund

A fund established in memory of former Bath City and Bristol Rovers player Dave Palmer by his former employer, LanesHealth, has reached its 10th anniversary.

Palmer died in 2011, aged 49, and the memorial was originally set up to fund a young player at Twerton Park. In its first year the fund paid the wages of Josh Egan for a season, in a deal thought to be the first of its kind in English football. More recently the fund has been used to help support and develop the U18’s youth academy.

David Cole, Managing Director at LanesHealth said, ” Dave Palmer was a highly respected and popular member of the board at LanesHealth and is much missed. We’re delighted that the fund set up in his memory has helped so many young players achieve their dreams, something that meant a lot to Dave.”

Paul Williams, Football Chairman at Bath City said, “funding provided by LanesHealth has been invaluable in providing support to our academy and the development of so many young footballers. It is a fitting tribute to Dave’s memory and of his commitment to both organisations.”


  • Played for Bristol Rovers first-team in 1979
  • Joined Bath in 1980 and made 445 appearances
  • Retired in 1993 and became assistant manager to Tony Ricketts
  • Left the role in 1996
  • Joined LanesHealth as UK Sales Manager in 2002
  • Became Sales & Marketing Director in 2004


  • LanesHealth is a family owned business that passionately manufactures and supplies a range of over the counter medicines that are sold around the globe. With a growing number of household brands in its portfolio, including Olbas, Kalms and Pro Plus, last year LanesHealth celebratesd its 90th
  • LanesHealth’s vision: ‘To achieve more than we ever thought possible’.
  • For further info on LanesHealth and its brands, please visit: laneshealth.com