Monday, 8 February 2010

Happy Birthday Glasgow Samaritans!

At the weekend I was honoured to speak at the Glasgow branch of The Samaritans as they celebrated their 50th year.
What a wonderful group of people! It was a pleasure to be amongst you.
The venue was really good too - The Beardmore Hotel and Conference centre on the outskirts of Glasgow.

I joined in the fun-filled ceilidh and a dance around the room prior to an early night before I spoke on Sunday morning. I even won a couple of tombola prizes - held to raise the funds for the excellent band. These volunteers certainly deserved their evening to network and share experiences.

The session went well and I was followed by the current national chair of The Samaritans, the inspirational Sophie Andrews pictured with me above.

Thanks to Jackie and the rest of the conference team for inviting me and for organising a very successful event. When are you going to get together and give yourselves the credit you deserve?

Elaine Hanzak

1 comment:

Elaine said...

This was the feedback I received:
Excellent 51
Very good 5
Good 3
Fair 2
‘Excellent speaker offered her help to organisation. V supportive’.
‘Very brave lady and a wonderful insight her story’.
‘Very professional. An insight into something rare’.
‘Informative and had already hard her story at York’.
‘Excellent presentation and insight’.
‘Excellent speaker with first class presentation. Professional, but very compassionate’.
‘Wonderful presentation’.
‘Absolute pleasure listening to Elaine’.
‘Wonderful speaker, very relevant issues’.
‘Personality plus. Shared all her feelings, from the depths to (maybe) too high’.