At our June meeting, we were delighted to have as our guest speaker, Anne Youngson, the author of 'Meet met at the Museum', which was shortlisted for a Costa first novel award.
At our May meeting, we were very pleased to welcome Mike Thexton for his talk on his experience of surviving the Pan Am flight PA073. It was quite a story he had to tell and although it was a terrible experience for Mike, it was an amazing account of what happened, and how it has since affected him.
We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Richmond, Ben Khosa, to our meeting last night. He will be stepping down as Mayor of Richmond in May, and for the year of his Mayorship, he has been supporting the local charity Refuge Richmond. The charity we have been supporting for the last 5 years is the Chiswick Safehouse run by Refuge, so it was wonderful to find out why the Mayor has been supporting this charity. One of the amazing things he has done is to carry out a sky dive, for which he raised £6,000! (He also damaged his foot in the process, but this does not seem to have worried him too much)