Please see below information on a lecture by Sir Harold Evans who played a pivotal role in the initial campaign for compensation for The Trust beneficiaries.
This information has been received from Ed Mylles from Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) and more information can be found at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-alf-morris-lecture-2015-tickets-14662163927
On March 10 2015 we will host the first Alf Morris Lecture. It’s taking place at the Shaw Theatre and the Pullman Hotel (next door on Euston Road, London).
Legendary journalist and editor, Sir Harry Evans, in his first major UK speech since the 2013 Cudlipp Lecture, will talk of his long friendship with Alf in the context of Alf's work to promote the rights of older and disabled people. A key theme will be how we can best secure an independent and dignified future for our ageing population and, with the dissolution of Parliament occurring just three weeks later, there is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the pre-election debate. We intend the Lecture to have weight, challenging and forming opinion in a matter of overriding national importance.
The Lecture has a two-fold purpose. It will be an advocate for our older and disabled population in the run-up to the 2015 General Election, whilst also raising money for The Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living. This important new initiative, dedicated to providing older and disabled people with essential advice on living independently at home, will be the beneficiary of all income from ticket sales and donations. The Fund was launched at Speaker’s House in June 2014.
As far as the Lecture is concerned, we have various ticket packages which are designed to make access as wide as possible. In particular, as well as the £25.00 ticket for the lecture only, there’s a further option where we’ve set aside a limited number of places that can be secured by a voluntary donation of £1.00 or greater. This will hopefully ensure that the event raises funds without excluding anyone on a budget who wants to hear Sir Harry’s speech. Tickets are booked here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-alf-morris-lecture-2015-tickets-14662163927
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities for the drinks reception, lecture and the dinner.
I hope that you may be able to publicise this event through your network channels.
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