"When Tom’s name was suggested, I discussed the possibility with him and he enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. Since then, Tom has presented the ceremony on the last two occasions, and his presentation has been positively received by those who attended. As a speaker, Tom combines being informal with a relaxed authority. When necessary, Tom can be either serious or humorous. His overall approach, however, is inclusive and welcoming. Tom is visually impaired and uses his SmartPhone to access his speaking notes. This, allied to a very good memory, means that Tom speaks fluently and clearly. Tom has been and remains a huge supporter of Henshaws and firmly believes in the work we do to help people with disabilities to lead independent lives."
Stewart Graham - Henshaws Society for Blind People's
Freelance BBC Reporter, Researcher & Producer