On Monday 27th March Glaziers Hall once again played host to The Treloar Talks. The scenery was spectacular but the speakers presentations were beyond inspirational!
Alastair Stewart OBE hosted the event with grace and his passion as a Treloar Patron. The ITN presenter said, “it was a privilege to represent Treloar’s and to hear the inspirational stories of each individual speaker.”
Dame Clare Tickell shared her views on how childhood behaviours can impact the decisions we make as adults. Tom Yendell, Treloar Alumni, spoke of his experiences living without both arms or hands and his experiences during childhood, education and how Treloar’s helped shaped his artistic career. Prem Goyal OBE, spoke of his journey from India, to his education in America, to his business success in London and how he now passionately supports charities and businesses as a result.
One of the highlights of the evening was James Melville-Ross speaking about his experiences of being a parent with twins who have cerebral palsy and were born prematurely. Alice and Tommy currently attend Treloar’s School and James praised the multi-disciplinary members of staff for their “hard work and commitment." His honesty about coping with the realities that parents face on a regular basis and how Treloar’s have helped to improve the twins quality of life, as well as the rest of the family was by far the most emotional event of the evening.
All the speakers, compere, Glaziers Hall staff, fundraising team and transport driver, Dave, helped to make the event a huge success, which raised a gross profit of over £2,500 for Treloar’s. This event continues to grow and was a privilege to be a small part of.
Written By Jess Brown
Fundraising and Marketing Volunteer
Photography By www.jmbprods.com