Charity & Voluntary Work
In 2015 I co-founded the charity Radio Harrow, which focuses on health and wellbeing broadcasting and providing a befriending service to the NHS. The 150 volunteer strong charity also champions other organisations and volunteering opportunities in the local community and promotes education and social integration for the people of Harrow, London.
Prior to this, I volunteered for 16 years’ at a 45-year-old charity called Radio Northwick Park that focused on visiting hospital patients to offer support, company and entertainment. I started volunteering in 1999 and in 2004 I was voted on to the Trustee board before being made Chairman in 2007. In this role I managed a team of eight Trustees and ensured they were able to do their jobs fully and that all aspects of the charity were running smoothly and we were financially stable. During my time managing the organisation, the charity won 18 awards, it became the first hospital radio station to broadcast online, volunteer numbers more than doubled, fundraising targets saw a significant increase and the charity went through an £80,000 technology upgrade and facilities refurbishment.
Michael Jackson World Network
I help run and I am the spokesman for Michael Jackson’s UK Fan Club. As well as producing the website, which at its peak gained 8 million hits in a month, I regularly liaise with Sony Music and the Michael Jackson Estate. As part of my dealings with the media I have regularly appeared on international TV and Radio, including the BBC, CNN and Sky News among many others. I’ve also given interviews to mainstream papers and magazines and in 2011 was quoted on BBC’s popular programme ‘Have I Got News For You’.