Speaking this month we have:
Sandra & David Reekie – MAG Cambodia Challenge
Every year, to generate much needed funds, The Mines Advisory Group issue a number of challenges to volunteers willing to undertake various feats. MAG is an International Charity dedicated to removing land mines and unexploded ordnance, for which work they have received the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2008, David Reekie – a Globie of some seven years or so,agreed to raise £3000 (actually managed £4000) and with twenty other volunteers, went to Siem Reap, trekked through the jungle in the Kulen Mountains for 2 days, then helped build two houses for amputees’ families.
David, who lives in Woodford with his wife Sandra, is retired and they have two daughters and six grand-children.
Anna Hughes — 4000 miles by bike around the coast of Britain.
Anna Hughes works as a cycling instructor and bike mechanic in London. In 2011 she cycled the 4000 mile coastline of the UK in 10 weeks, and in 2013 she sailed around the same coastline in the opposite direction. She describes herself as an ‘Everyday Adventurer,’ doing ordinary things in an unusual way, such as cycling 60 miles to Brighton and back just for a cup of tea, and moving house by bus. She is soon to publish her first book about her round-Britain cycling trip.
London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.
Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.
There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.
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