I am a retired Sport’s Coach and an accredited member of Toastmaster’s International where I have gained my CC, ACB & CL awards. I represented Elvet Speakers in the Humorous Speech Contest in 2017 which I won and came second in the 2018 competition. I am 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 20 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 takes the more damage it causes. All fees that I am paid go to the Vasculitis UK this charity is ran by volunteers who mainly suffer from this life threatening illness.
About my talk...
My first talk “Andrew’s Journey,” is approximately 45 minutes in length including the power point display. It contains humour as well as serious content. I have spoken at Lion’s and Rotary Clubs. Probus, Church Groups, WI’s and U3A’s. It is a standalone talk and I will bring my own computer however, I will need a screen.
I can give my talks as virtual presentations (zoom).
£40 Travelling expenses 30p per mile if over 10 miles