Memorials of the First World War - a personal journey

Ken Robertshaw


Organisation:
The Theodora Children's Charity
Region:
Yorkshire & Humber
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Expeditions as fundraiser for charity
Fee:
Free: Donation to Charity please
Category:
History
Updated:
12th January 2021
Tagged:
History

Ken has had a long held interest in the First World War specifically concentrating on the memorials erected in the wake of that terrible conflict.

This illustrated talk will take the audience on a journey around some of the more unusual memorials he has found along with anecdotes he has gathered while researching them. The presentation includes images from the Battlefields of France and Belgium.

Suitable for all ages this talk can be used in schools as an addition to the curriculum set for study of this period.

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About Ken Robertshaw

Ken is a former Police Officer who has been involved in a wide variety of charity undertakings including driving large trucks to Romania in the 90's. He became a supporter of the Theodora Children's Charity, an organisation that provides entertainers to hospitals and hospices in the UK, and has undertaken expeditions to raise funds for them, these form the basis of his talks. He has also authored books on his expeditions and the profits from their sales are donated to the charity.

Bringing fun and laughter to children in hospital, and let's face it they are not fun places despite the marvellous work of the staff, the charity's 'Giggle Doctors' are a huge hit with patients, parents and, well, everyone anywhere near them!!

He has a wide experience of speaking to groups as diverse as schools, U3A, WI groups and many other social groups. A member of the Rotary Club of Halifax he has spoken at many Rotary events both in the UK and around the world. He provides all equipment needed for the presentations and is available for online events.


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