As an audio biographer, Barbara records people’s life stories on audio so that their family and friends will still be able to hear their voices and memories long after they’ve passed away.  Barbara's background is she has been an interviewer for radio and TV for the past 30 years.

Once a month she volunteers a local hospice and is offering to extend this service to other hospices in the UK.  If there is a need she would be interested in setting up a small charity called The Hospice Biographers this September. 

The charity would recruit and train volunteer mature journalists to carry out audio biographies at their local hospices across the country, from John O’Groats to Brighton.

If interested, each hospice would be asked to provide a quiet room once a month, somewhere for the recording to take place. The charity would provide the necessary audio equipment.

Each interview with a patient would last about 45 minutes to an hour, with patients given a USB or CD recording of their audio interview at a later date to keep or to give to their relatives as an heirloom, a family treasure.

If you are interested in helping with this venture you can contact Barbara either by email or call her on 0771 2534399.

You can find out more about Barbara's work on her website.