Saturday, 3 September 2016


I have 20 illustrated talks booked, to raise funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer UK . These bookings stretch well into 2017. How do I get them?

The talks are to Probus clubs, Gentlemen's clubs, Walking clubs, Libraries, Rotaries, Ladies' Church groups, WIs, Mens' Church groups, Mothers' Unions, U3As, Retired Union members, and more. If you belong to any such group, or any group which has regular speakers, you can help me in my work and be entertained at the same time.

Today I went into Blackpool on an errand. I popped into a Methodist Church which also has a cafe. I spoke to some of the staff and they said there is a regular Tuesday evening group which requires speakers and how soon could I do it? I left them with one of the cards you see here. They will contact me when they have sorted themselves out. I popped cards into the letterboxes of a couple more churches, I popped into Blackpool Central Library (for the first time in 60 years) and they showed some interest.

 Oh! And I also heard a lady talking on the bus about being the speaker secretary for an organisation, so I bearded her. She was keen and I would be very surprised not to hear from her.

I spread myself about like this and every now and again I receive a phone call or two, asking me to speak.

My current talk (there are lots of talks I could, and will, put together) is not a talk about cancer. It is about a marathon feat I undertook in aid of pancreatic cancer sufferers, current and future.

The rear of my card reads:

At the age of 70 Vic walked from the French Pyrenees to Blackpool."

He then wrote a book about the walk.

He wrote another book, about the time he and his wife Gay lived in Cyprus.

He gives talks about the walk project.

All this to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Contact Vic for a signed book, or to arrange a talk for your club or any other gathering, or to make a donation".

Want to help?

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