Tulip Radio volunteer George Drakard

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A regular column from Tulip Radio’s Jan Whitbourn.

George Drakard has recently joined us as a part-time technical assistant and already he’s got to grips with many of our IT systems which form a vital part of our operation.

He is a natural volunteer, having done so at several local primary schools as well as using his time to teach IT skills to the elderly and others who struggle with IT.

He tells us he really enjoys seeing the look of pleasure and surprise on students’ faces when they realise how logical many of the processes are.

George, who attained a 100 per cent attendance record when he was at school, has been a member of various aquatic clubs like Spalding Amateur Swimming Club and South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club as well as enjoying water polo sessions. He’s still a member of Spalding Sub Aqua Club.

Currently George is learning to drive and finding out how a car is put together and how it works, a subject he’s finding increasingly fascinating.

He owns a classic mini which he is restoring bit by bit while he learns to drive.

So keen is he on the marque that he has recently formed the Spalding Mini Club which is gaining new members rapidly.

Away from IT, his hobbies are films, music, food, hanging out with friends, gadgets, electronics and, of course, classic cars.