1. Our first very successful film showing was held at the Buxted Park Hotel, East Sussex on Sunday September 3rd in their small cinema and attended by over 40 people. The film chosen by our Treasurer was “Out of Africa” with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in the lead roles.
The audience was riveted by the story about Karen von Blixen, as it unfolded, as well as the incredible photography. Her house is still open to the public in Nairobi where our charitable work started in 2007. Appreciation of the story resulted in very generous donations to CHADIK on top of buying the tickets so that finally over £400 went into our funds.
2. We are now very busy organising our autumn lunch to be held at Hendall Manor Barns, East Sussex for the fourth time. The owners, Nic and Peter Young, are very supportive of CHADIK and suggested Sir Hugh Orde to be our speaker. To our delight he has accepted and his talk is entitled “Talking to terrorists and current challenges”.
The meal will be buffet style with three courses plus coffee all preceded by a welcome drink. Excellent prizes have been donated for the raffle and there will be a pay bar. At £32.50 per ticket including a £5 voluntary donation it will be excellent value.