We are very sorry to announce that Mick Roberts sadly passed away recently.  He was a longtime volunteer with Seahorse SC in Crewe and here is a tribute to him, written by Gareth Roberts, Secretary to Seahorse SC:

Members of Seahorse SC in Crewe were saddened to hear that the Club’s Vice-Chairman Mick Roberts passed away on 28th December 2018, aged 74. Mick started volunteering at Seahorse in 1965 as a helper in the pool. He took on various roles within the Club, including as Chairman, and in recent years he helped out on the poolside.

Mick spent most of his working life as a railwayman, starting as an engine cleaner, and then becoming a fireman, before advancing to become an engine driver. He was also involved in railway charity work, which supported railway veterans.

In past years, Mick was involved in a voluntary capacity with a residential home in Crewe, which caters for people with learning and physical disabilities. He served as a Councillor for 20 years with the Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council and was Mayor in 2002/03, and in 1996, he was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to charity and the community.

He influenced many people to volunteer at Seahorse and he loved spending his time at the Club, where he always encouraged the swimmers to try their best, while having fun at the same time.

Mick will be missed by everyone at Seahorse, as well as the wider community. He was fun to be with, loyal and well respected and will be remembered for his long association and dedication to Seahorse.

Mick is pictured here, with the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE, in September 2017 when Seahorse SC was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.