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

Lily Harmourtziado.

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

Sally Aldridge
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

Club Lunch

Rebecca Bryant – Chief Fire Officer

28 November 2017

Andy Fear

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