Our Scientific Director Dr. David Flavell explains about the life saving research work being funded by Leukaemia Busters.
This event will take place on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 6.00p.m. at The Bow, Harbour Hotel, Southampton SO14 3QT
Hear one of the UK's best loved writers of non-fiction talking about travel, science, language and history interviewed by Paul Heiney, well-known broadcaster and writer.
Bill Bryson is a best-selling author whose books have sold more than 15 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. His bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain, while his science book, A Short History of Nearly Everything won the 2004 Aventis Prize of the Royal Society and the Descartes Prize, the European Union’s highest literary award.
While Bill was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was raised and educated there, he has spent most of his adult life in England. Before becoming a fulltime freelance writer in 1987, he worked as a journalist, principally on The Times. From 2006 to 2012 he was president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and has also been on the board of directors of English Heritage. In 2006 he was awarded an honorary OBE and in he has honorary degrees from Drake University and Oberlin College in America and from eleven British universities.
Tickets will include a reception drink and 3-course dinner.
This event will be sponsored by The Bonhomie United Charity Society and Frampton Estates Ltd.
The routes will be the same mix of distances,including countryside and coastline as in 2017 with the shortest just around 2.5 miles from Harmans Cross to Corfe Castle and the longest, 26 miles from Harmans Cross to Swanage and then around the stunning Purbeck coastline to St Aldhelm’s Head before turning back cross-country to Harmans Cross. The three shorter routes will also continue to include a trip on the Swanage Steam Railway.
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Naila Webb, (left) Ladies Captain at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club skydived on June 19th. She says:
'On the day I was up at 6.00 to be at Old Sarum Airfield by 7.45. Registration, an introductory film, and talk, then into practice harnesses - loo break and then my name was called. We went up in groups of 7 with instructors, I had a lovely girl called Holly.
There was no option now, we filed onto the plane and sat on benches. At 10,000ft the red light buzzed and Holly said "ready". I just nodded my head with my heart in my mouth. She shuffled us out and before I knew it we were free falling out of the plane. The fall lasted a long 30 seconds and then Holly pulled the parachute rope. Bliss. We floated down gradually, taking in the gorgeaous view of Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral. A soft landing and it was over. I would recommend it to anyone - brilliant experience.'
We are also delighted to have Ellen Smith, Darren Smith and Luke Weston skydiving on 14th July in memory of Ellen's uncle, Jack Bullen, who died of leukaemia in December 2017. Jack was scared of heights so Ellen thought it would be a good idea if she and Darren and Luke conquered their fear in his memory. Thank you to all of you for raising funds for Leukaemia Busters in Jack's name.
If you want to take on one of the ultimate challenges available in the UK, you can skydive for Leukaemia Busters any time with GoSkydive at Old Sarum in Salisbury or any other skydive school throughout the country. Simply sign up with your local airfield and then let us know and we will send you sponsorship forms and provided you raise a specified amount of sponsorship may even help you out with the cost of the dive.
GoSkydive would welcome anyone who wishes to jump for Leukaemia Busters - simply click here or give them a call on nd book a jump.
We are delighted to announce that on 27th October at 7.30p.m. the Charity Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Craig Lawton, will be performing to raise funds for Leukaemia Busters.
The programme will consist of:
Wagner - Overture to the Flying Dutchman
Wagner - Good Friday Music from Parsifal
Bruckner - Symphony No. 8
Tickets are priced at £15.00 (£12.00 concessions) and are available NOW at Music In Romsey or on the door.