2017-2018 Speaker Programme
23 May 2017
Anita Cowley (The Lyme Trust) – President’s Charity
The Lyme Trust (est 1974) provides supported accommodation for people with mental health problems. This stable and comfortable environment offers service users encouragement and assistance to return to independent living.
27 June 2017
Fiona Ford (Fresh Hair -Wigs and Well-being) – President’s Charity
The Fresh Hair Wigs and Well-being Salons at the Royal Stoke and Stafford County hospitals offer support and help to women experiencing hair loss after treatment.
25 July 2017
Summer Outing – Aston Marina
26 September 2017
Lecturer in International Security at Birmingham City University. Principal Researcher of the Iraq Body Count NGO, which has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
‘“Human Security and Human Rights: the law, theory and the practice of casualty recording’.
24 October 2017
Former Director of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy . Author of “A Short Introduction to Counselling” and “Counselling Skills in Practice.”
“I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant.” Alan Greenspan. The essence of counselling.
19 November 2017
Rebecca Bryant – Chief Fire Officer
28 November 2017
Local Councillor and Lecturer in Classics at Manchester University
“From Stripper to Empress, the arousing story of Theodora of Byzantium”.
19 December 2017
Christmas Dinner & Party
23 January 2018
Karen Vernon, Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Specialist ‘Multiple Sclerosis – Mythbusting’
27 February 2018
Catherine Fox – NHS Organ Donation Team
‘Learn about Organ Donation
27 March 2018
Presentation of Cheques to the President’s Charities
24 April 2018