The man who carried a fridge around Ireland, played tennis with Moldovan footballers and has appeared on Albanian TV with Norman Wisdom will be the latest speaker to grace the togetherTalks’ hot seat.
Broadcaster and author, Tony Hawks, is a familiar figure on television and radio. He is also an ambassador for the charity Child Aid, and has been responsible for establishing a Moldova.
Royalties from Tony’s book “Playing the Moldovans at Tennis” went towards opening a medical centre for disabled children in Chişinău. And Tony is an ambassador for the charity, ChildAid, which works with vulnerable and disabled children in Belarus, Moldova, Siberia and Ukraine.
Tony is also responsible for penning the lyrical video hit, ‘Lockdown’ which features a range of celebrities including Stephen Fry, Sandy Toksvig and Rob Brydon, as part of a Daily Telegraph appeal for the charity, Turn2us, which is providing emergency grants for people in the UK who have been hardest hit financially by this lockdown
On Tuesday, June 2nd at 19.05, Tony will be talking on the theme of ‘How do we give the best of ourselves’.
He is part of a stellar line-up of speakers from all over the world over the coming weeks.
On June 9th, ShelterBox Chief Executive, Sanj Srikanthan, will be taking questions from the togetherTalks’ audience on the theme of “Going the last mile as a humanitarian”.
That will be followed on June 16th by Heidi Eggleton, next year’s Rotaract President for Great Britain & Ireland, and Luke Addison, a former Rotaract President, who will offer their perspective on “The value of being global citizens”.
Roy Spencer, a firm advocate of conscious capitalism, will be calling in from Chicago on June 23rd to discuss “Elevating humanity through business”.
And on June 30th, Sylvia Whitlock, the person responsible for allowing women to join Rotary thanks to a landmark legal decision, will be speaking from California with the provocative subject of “Pushing the boundaries of Rotary”.
The togetherTalks are hosted each week by Nicki Scott and Dave King, based around questions submitted by the audience.
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There you can receive updates of future togetherTalks. And if you missed any of May’s series of webinars, then you can find recordings on Rotary Great Britain and Ireland YouTube Channel .