Margaret Robertson

Location: Chester-le-Street, County Durham
About me...

I am a retired Sport’s Coach and an accredited member of Toastmaster’s International where I have gained my CC and CL awards. I recently represented Durham in the Humorous Speech Contest which I won. I am also a member of Chester-le-Street U3A. I enjoy walking and organise a fortnightly 3-4mile walk and a monthly Senior Singers Session. I began speaking to raise awareness of Vasculitis a rare illness which has 18 variants. One of the scariest things about this illness is that it initially mimics everyday symptoms which are often disregarded by local GP’s.  I am passionate about raising awareness of this life threatening illness and making people aware that Doctors are not always right. If Vasculitis is not diagnosed it will result in death and the longer the diagnoses take the more damage it causes. All fees that I am paid go to the Vasculitis UK charity which is ran by volunteers who mainly suffer from this life threatening illness.

About my talk...

My talk is approximately 45 minutes in length including a power point display. It contains humour as well as serious content. I have spoken at Lion’s and Rotary Clubs. Church Groups, WI’s and U3A’s.  I will bring my own computer and projector  however, I will need a screen or a friendly wall.

Fee:

£40 Travelling expenses 30p per mile if over 10 miles.   All fees that I am paid go to the Vasculitis UK charity which is ran by volunteers who mainly suffer from this life threatening illness.

My Contact Details:
Phone:

01913887139 Mobile: 07443016665

ANDREW’S JOURNEY

Public Speaker Margaret Robertson speaks about Andrew's Journey.

This begins with an often amusing account of Andrew’s life prior to his struggle to be diagnosed with Wegners Granulomatosis, his sheer determination and courage trying to fight the illness and not let it take over his life.  How he has won many awards and the admiration of his five Consultants and fellow sufferers on his journey. His motto is: – “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.

Margaret Robertson Contact Details:
Phone:

01913887139 Mobile: 07443016665