Geoff was a long serving member of the NADP Executive Committee, on which he held a number of posts over the years, including Local Groups Officer, Membership Secretary, Fundraising Officer and Webmaster. He also represented NADP for many years on TAG. Geoff was a founder member of STAGETEXT and a past Chairman of Deafness Support Network (DSN) in Cheshire. He was also involved with CICADA, a group for those who received cochlear implants in Manchester, and with the National Cochlear Implants Users Association (NCIUA). He was also a lay preacher in the Methodist Church. Geoff’s activities were not limited to the UK either – he was a regular attendee of the ALDA (Association for Late Deafened Adults) Conference in the USA and represented them in the UK and was also Chairman of the Late Deafened People Commission for the International Federation of the Hard of Hearing (IFHOH).
Geoff never let his age stop him doing anything, and he had the energy of somebody twenty years younger. He was at home with new technology, and although he was a quiet and unassuming person he was widely respected and made a significant contribution to the improvement of life for deafened people. He also acted as official photographer at NADP Conferences so it is appropriate that the photo shows him engaged in that activity.
His energy and warmth will be greatly missed, and all of us at NADP extend our thoughts to his family.