Many readers will know that Matthew Horspool has been Secretary of the Braillists Foundation since it was registered in January 2020, and latterly has also acted as Treasurer. However, he also maintains a very busy lifestyle at Coventry Cathedral and, with the number of services and events there increasing following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, he has decided that the time is right for him to step down from these roles. His official final day as a Trustee was last Friday, and the Board are now finalising plans for his succession.
This is not quite goodbye, though: some of the grant funding from the newly renamed Churchill Fellowship announced in June has been put towards a new role of General Manager, which Matthew has agreed to fill. Starting today, he will be working for the Braillists for the whole day on Tuesday and half a day on Friday, and in this new capacity will still be monitoring the Help address, producing the Braillecast podcast and keeping the website and newsletter up-to-date. He will also be responsible for other day-to-day management functions and driving forward some exciting new projects which we will be announcing over the coming months.
We look forward to working with Matthew in his new role and continuing to shape and develop the Braillists in the coming months.