Judi Spiers “I am very proud to be a patron for the Eddystone Trust. It is a truly proactive charity which apart from responding to the needs of those living with HIV, their families and their carers, raises awareness and understanding through its training and education courses.” Born and bred in Plymouth, Devon Judi trained as an actress at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. She went on to join the Belgrade Theatre -in- Education Coventry where she worked with Sue Johnson (Brookside, The Royle Family) and Maggie Steed (Pie In The Sky, Shine On Harvey Moon Born and Bred)…..didn’t they do well?!!! She began her television career at Westward TV as the right hand woman to one Gus Honeybun who to this very day remains her biggest influence. Judi hosted her own programmes at Westward and TSW. Whilst still at TSW she joined the BBC to make 3 series of Bazaar, a sort of Blue Peter for adults. Pebble Mill followed where she interviewed some of the biggest stars in the world ……and Lionel Blair. She worked alongside Alan Titchmarsh and to this very day…. Gus Honeybun remains her biggest influence. She was at Radio 2 for several years then returned to her home county where she found true happiness and spiritual enlightenment at Radio Devon where she now hosts her daily show from 9 till 12!!!! During all this time Judi has continued making programmes for Westcountry Television Carlton Westcountry and whatever it is they call themselves today, winning a Royal Television Society Award. Like all good end of the pier acts she’s done her share of pantos at Birmingham Hippodrome, Plymouth Theatre Royal and The Queens Barnstaple. Judi currently presents her hugely popular daily show on BBC Radio Devon from 9am – 12 noon. Judi did a reading for us at The Exeter Cathedral ‘Christmas Celebration’ in 2008 and took up the invitation to become a patron. We are delighted that Judi has actively bought the issues concerning people living with HIV in the South West to the attention of her listeners through a number of interviews.