Frank was with Variety Northern Region for 40 years and served as Chairman several times.

He arranged for his company ‘Edward Thompson’ to pay for all Variety’s printing for at least 30 years and was awarded the Silver Heart on one occasion. Frank sponsored a local Sunshine coach in memory of his late wife.

He also received an ‘International Commendation Award’ from Variety International.

Jason Lewis, Variety’s Chief Barker said:

Frank had been Variety’s supporter for decades and his contribution to the Charity will always be remembered, particularly by the Northern region.