Graphic of the Needles, on the Isle of Wight

My name is John Moore.  I came to the Island over 50 years ago to work in engineering at British Hovercraft Corporation, now GKN. 

In the ten years since retiring, I gained a PCV driving licence which enabled me to drive the community buses and also undertook voluntary work for the local Police Authority.

In 2014 I volunteered to assist in the garden at Millbrooke House and later driving the Society’s mini-bus, transporting members to various events. 

In 2015  I was approached by the Society’s CEO as to whether I would be interested in becoming a Trustee which I was glad to accept and in 2016 became a Board Member.

Having had surgery on a damaged retina, twice, I have become more aware of the difficulties faced by people with sight impairment and the assistance the Society can offer Island residents.