He was elected its chairman in 2002, a post which he still holds. In 2002 the Newspaper had 220 listeners on the register and now gains an average of 45 listeners each year.
The service has also greatly improved under his stewardship and in 2008 the committee decided to go digital. The Southport Talking Newspaper received a Community Heroes Award in 2006, recognising the contribution made by the charity in the local community.
He is also an active Rotarian and for many years has taken the principal organising role in establishing and running his Rotary Club’s Schools Public Speaking Competition, open to the secondary schools of Southport.
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