After Linda and Andy "retired" from CSF (National) he was a constant source of support to us all as we moved forward with the legacy Linda had passed on. His advice was always positive (even when he was telling us NOT to do something) and his gentleness, quiet humour and wisdom will be much missed. Coming after the loss of Linda, in March, 2017 has been a sad year for CSF and all those who are part of the wider Cancer Support network.
I met Andy and Linda at the CSF (National) AGM on March 18th 2010, just after I had become local President. Andy was 'on the door' and welcomed me to my first AGM, explaining what I needed to do with papers etc. He was tall, but in no way an overbearing man; he was gentle, quite quiet, very knowledgeable about all things CSF and a stickler for what was right and what was not in accordance with our Statutes. Over the years, I found him to be even more knowledgeable about 'stuff' outside of CSF and his sense of humour was very dry and very, very funny.
When I approached him about taking on the Editorship of Touchlineshe could not have been more helpful and, to this day, I still have the notes I took about how to 'do it' and I have referred back to them as I take on the role again. I could say that his introduction to desktop publishing has brought me to where I am today and has been of great benefit. I felt comfortable being on the National Conseil with Andy there; he always brought a sense of order to proceedings and was the voice of reason.
Andy was a very kind man. He will be missed."
Margaret York (CSF Dordogne Est & Lot)
Former Touchlines Editor (2011-2015) and Editor in waiting from 2018