A DEDICATED fund raiser whose efforts earned him the friendship and respect of the whole community has died aged 86.

Douglas 'Dougie' Campbell, a former president of the Slough Rotary Club who lived at Farnham Common, died on Saturday at Wexham Park Hospital.

He had been a member of the Rotary Club since 1990 and participated in two Voluntary Services Overseas trips to Indonesia as well as organising a Rotary trip to India.

John Winyard, former president of Slough Rotary Club, said: "Doug was a community minded man and always wanted to help others.

"He was a fund raiser for Hedgerley scouts and for a long time chairman of their supporters' group.

"He also supported Voluntary Projects Overseas and in retirement at his own expense worked to support the electricity infrastructure of East European countries and the Philippines."

His close friend and neighbour, Michael Lowton, said: "He had a great sense of humour and was a great conversationalist. He worked his way out of poverty as a young man and rose to the top of the tree in the electricity business.

"Before he became a consultant he was an executive with the Eastern Electricity Board. "

Mr Campbell and his late wife Pat whom he met at a London dance hall, were members of the Burnham Beeches Golf Club. He was a talented single handicap golfer and his wife was ladies captain two years before she died.

Mr Campbell's hobbies also included bridge drives, golf and football. He was a devoted supporter of Norwich City FC.

Reverend Gordon Briggs, a Rotarian friend from Stoke Poges, was with Mr Campbell when he died.

Mr Briggs said: "He passed away peacefully as I was concluding my final prayer.

"Dougie was a very popular man and his track record in Rotary was second to none. "

Rotary Club member Terry Pattinson, from Maidenhead, said: "He was one of the nicest men I have ever met. He was an outstanding Rotarian and made thousands of pounds for charities."

Mr Campbell leaves a son, Andrew, daughter Sarah, and two grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are still being made.