Tributes paid to Stourbridge charity champion Geoff Hill

Former Age Concern Stourbridge and Halesowen chairman Ron Dalton with, right, Geoff Hill

TRIBUTES have poured in for respected businessman and charity champion Geoff Hill, who has died aged 91.

His son, Nigel Hill, led the tributes to his father who had donated and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for various good causes over the years.

Nigel, aged 55, said:

“Community was at the heart of that man.

“He always had the best interests of the community at heart. He was a visionary and he was so far ahead of his time.

“He became so passionate about fundraising and it was a natural thing for him to do.

“Dad was to me Midas – he had this ability that whatever he touched turned to gold.”

The funeral will take place at Holy Trinity Church in Wordsley on November 20 at 11am.

Geoff’s wife Sue said: “Anyone who wants to come will be most welcome.”