Tributes to charity hero Geoff
GEOFF Hill, wellknown and much-loved local businessman and fundraiser, has died at the age of 91.
Geoff made his name with the Amblecote electrical store which still bears his name, but dedicated at least half his life to his charity work. He has raised millions of pounds with his persistent efforts, which were recognised in 2004 with the award of an MBE.
In 2009 he won a public vote to be awarded the first Mayor’s Award at Dudley Council’s annual civic awards evening.
Councillor Alan Taylor, Mayor of Dudley, said:
“Geoff Hill raised millions of pounds for charity and was an extremely well known and well liked character in our community.
“He will be sadly missed by everyone and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this sad time.”
Councillor Judy Foster, deputy leader of the council, said:
“All of us at Dudley Council are saddened to hear of Geoff’s passing and would like to send our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
“Geoff was an upstanding member of our community who’s dedicated much of his adult life to raising millions of pounds for worthy causes. His generosity and enthusiasm to help people is an inspiration to us all and he will be sadly missed.”
Geoff is survived by wife Sue and three children – Louise, Teresa and Nigel, and five grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Rob.
His funeral was held at Holy Trinity Church in Wordsley on Tuesday November 20.
Geoff Hill in 2009 with the first Mayor’s Award