In 2012 I had a life saving operation which resulted in severe complications and having to spend over 9 months in hospital. During this time I felt a burden to my family and a deep loss in my teaching role and all that I had achieved. To help myself, I focused on one main aim, to raise funds for orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra and to one day see them in the wild. I also trained in Life Coaching, Mindfulness and mental Health Awareness. All of which helped me to regain my self-confidence. It took me three years to recover from my illness and raise funds for a volunteer placement to care for orangutans in Borneo. After this, my passion to help the orangutans became even more important and I now raise funds by giving talks to clubs and schools, hold quiz nights and organize cake sales.
About my talks...
I present my talks in power-point and show a film streamed through my laptop. I have all of my own equipment, which includes, a large screen (though an in-house screen or clear wall is preferable), a projector, an amplifier, a laptop, long extension lead and if required, a microphone. I can also bring my talks on a USB stick and use in-house equipment.
I can design my talks to last from 45 mins up to 2 hours. I am available evenings, weekends and daytime during school holidays.
My current fee is £70.00. This goes to the Orangutan charity. In addition I ask for travel expenses. (mileage)