Our late Chairman David O’Brien who passed away on 20th July 2011 took over the chair at the AGM in May 2008. Prior to this David was Vice Chairman for a number of years.
David was been a driving force on the committee and was constantly trying to promote NHW in the Gloucester area. He was always willing to go the extra mile in pursuit of any publicity which improved the NHW associations standing. Such as the local fun days, “Have your say days” and publicity events at various locations around the area.
David represented Gloucester District NHW at numerous meetings including those at County level and with various crime prevention groups.
The committee often asked David to do less and let other members take some of the load, but this was not David’s way as he had NHW in his blood and would do anything for the cause.
David’s place on the committee will be very difficult to fill and he will be fondly remembered and respected for a long time to come not only by the committee but also by anyone who came into contact with him.