Posted on 19 January, 2017Comments (0)

Evening Talks in aid of Broadlands Group RDA, Medstead

Evening Talks in aid of Broadlands Group RDA, Medstead

Susie Greenwood has organised some great talks by amazing people who have a fascinating story to tell. The aim is to raise funds for Broadlands Group RDA (Riding for the Disabled) to support their fabulous work!

There will be a series of talks through 2017 and the details will be emailed out, please share the emails with your family and friends, they are all welcome.

The first talk is on Thursday 2nd Feb at Susie’s, Wivelrod Barns, Wivelrod, GU34 4AS – 18:30 for a prompt 19:00 start including a reception glass of wine. Cost £10.00 per person.

“In December 2002 Simon Harby left the UK to motorcycle around the world over the next two years. The route was through Africa, taking the Paris Dakar route before eventually meeting Gorillas in Uganda, Whale sharks off Kenya and difficult riding conditions in East Africa. Crossing to India, before taking the new road to Mandalay, and onwards through South East Asia where highlights were, the medical services in Penang, Angkor Watt in Cambodia, and the plain of Jars in Laos. The journey continued through Indonesia and East Timor before crossing to Australia and the joy of the outback before heading to the USA to finish. Funds were raised to support the eye care charity ORBIS and supported sites were visited along the way.”

An exhilarating experience across many cultures.

The second talk is on Thursday 2nd March, all other arrangements the same.

“John Hussey was a 52 year old business passenger on a 747, Pan Am Flight 073, when it was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists while taking on passengers in Karachi [Pakistan] on Friday 5 Sept 1986. About 400 passengers and crew from many nations were already on board. The air-crew escaped and the plane was stranded on the ground, so for 15 hours the authorities and terrorists haggled over the next step, during which time token killing took place on board. Exhaustion of the fuel supply to the internal power and lighting resulted in systems failure, whereupon the hijackers panicked, suspecting an outside attack. They used their AK47 automatics and a supply of hand-grenades in an attempted massacre of the captive passengers. Once the ammunition ran out, the survivors escaped either by chutes or as in John’s case by leaping off the 747’s wing. Since then he has spent many years lecturing to the security forces and police, to business groups and social organisations, on this incident and the lessons to be learnt.”
To hear the first-hand experience of a survivor, book your seat now.

Seats can be booked with Susie via email on, payment before or on the night.

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