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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Friends of St Mabyn Church

Friends of St Mabyn Church Lunch and Talk – Friday 11th November
On Friday, November 11th, there will be a talk in the St Mabyn Memorial Hall given by Ken Gibbs, a long-term development and disaster relief worker who has travelled widely and got into all sorts of scrapes. He will be talking about work he has done in Bangladesh, Palestine, Bhutan and South Africa with some quite unconventional views on the situations he faced.
The talk will be preceded by a sit down lunch with wine which commences at 12:30. The Hall will open at Noon. Tickets are £12 (£10 for Friends). Pay at the door. Please book your tickets early as numbers are limited either phoning or e-mailing Liz & Gage Williams on 01208 841378 or – proceeds are in aid of St Mabyn Parish Church.
Ken was born in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and schooled there and in South Africa. His father was the governor of Southern Rhodesia at the time of UDI, who was kept under house arrest for four years following the event. Ken and his family emigrated from southern Africa in 1972 and he and his wife became United Nations nomads working in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bhutan, Moçambique and Namibia before taking early retirement. Since that time, he has continued to be a freelance disaster relief specialist with a passport too full of esoteric country names to enumerate.
Having heard Ken speak, Liz and Gage highly recommend this event which will be fascinating, humorous and thought provoking.

Gage Williams OBE


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