Many of you will be familiar with the face of Sally Taylor reporting every evening on the BBC South Today programme. Sally joined the BBC over 20 years ago and has reported on every major story within the region for many years. Currently Sally also writes a weekly column for the Daily Echo and hosts the Saturday morning breakfast show on Radio Solent.
In 2003 Sally was awarded the MBE for her contribution to regional broadcasting.
She is no stranger to working with organisations that support young people as she is also patron of ‘Simon Says ‘the Southampton based charity that supports children who are bereaved.
On accepting the position of Patron Sally said:
“I know that Off the Record provides an invaluable service for young people in Portsmouth , Havant and the surrounding areas and I was amazed to hear that they have facilitated over 7000 counselling hours in the last year with their team of volunteers. Young people are our future and it is vital that we try to support them in any way we can to ensure that they reach their potential and enjoy positive emotional health. I am really pleased to be able to offer my support to Off the Record to help to ensure that they can continue to provide such an essential service to those young people in the area who need their support”