Ian Roberts, who worked in the NHS for more than three decades and was heavily involved in the Isle of Wight Kidney Patients Association, has died aged 50.

Ian was born in Hornchurch, Essex, and moved to the Island with his family when he was four years old.

During his school years, Ian attended Gatten and Lake Primary, Lake Middle and Sandown High before starting work as a youth training scheme (YTS) student.

Ian subsequently worked for the NHS for 35 years in the trust's finance department, recently working through ill health.

In 2006, Ian had a successful kidney transplant, which gave him 17 extra years, until his death on September 28.

Ian, who took a keen interest in the Isle of Wight Kidney Patient's Association, spent time serving as the charity's vice chair and latterly as treasurer and was described as somewhat of a car fanatic.

His family extends their thanks to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance service and asks people to consider organ donation.

For funeral arrangements, Ian's family has asked those who knew him to refer to William Hall Funeral Directors.