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Cyclone Disaster Relief in Madagascar

David Hatcher of UK-based charity ShelterBox will tell us how the charity helps thousands of cyclone victims in Madagascar.

Our speaker will be David Hatcher, a former police superintendent and BBC Crimewatch presenter, who is a member of the disaster response team for UK-based charity ShelterBox.

ShelterBox Response Teams have deployed to Madagascar for the last three cyclone seasons, so far distributing 745 giant green boxes of disaster relief supplies – most recently in March 2013 after Cyclone Haruna hit southern Madagascar. Each box contains a 10-man tent, blankets, and other essentials for locals who have lost their homes and possessions. David will tell us how the charity works and how their operations have helped thousands of cyclone victims in Madagascar.

The ticket price for the evening event includes a free bar and delicious Malagasy buffet. There will be a chance to chat with the speaker and mingle with others to chat about Madagascar before and after the lecture. The lecture coincides with Madagascar Independence Day so we hope to have live Malagasy music too. The society's AGM will also be incorporated into the evening – but this normally only takes a couple of minutes to get through!

TIME: Doors open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.

VENUE: Access to the Upper Vestry Hall is at the back of St George's Bloomsbury in Little Russell Street. It is near Tottenham Court Road and Holborn underground stations.

TICKETS for the event, including buffet meal cost £15 for society members, £20 for non-members and £9 for students. You can book and pay online at http://anglo-malagasysociety.co.uk/tickets.html . Please book in advance (we need to know numbers for catering); tickets bought 'on the door' are subject to a £5 surcharge.


David Hatcher | talks


Date and Time:

26 June 2013 at 6:30 pm


3 hours



Upper Vestry Hall at St George's Bloomsbury
7 Little Russell Street

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Organised by:

Anglo-Malagasy Society
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Tickets cost £20 standard price, £15 for society members and £9 for students.

Available from:

Please book in advance (it helps to know numbers for catering); if you do not book, you will pay an additional £5 on the door. Book online via http://anglo-malagasysociety.co.uk/tickets.html

Additional Information:

Nearest underground stations for the venue (Upper Vestry Hall at St George's Bloomsbury) are Tottenham Court Road and Holborn.

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