World renowned raconteur to help raise funds for air ambulance charity

08 August 2017

World renowned raconteur, Rob Caskie will visit Lincoln in October this year to tell the heroic tale of British explorers, Scott and Shackleton and tickets are now on sale. The motivational talk, which will take place at The Engine Shed at the University of Lincoln on Monday 16 October, will tell the tale of the two great polar explorers and the human struggle they faced during their Antarctic expeditions.

The event is being organised by Savills Lincoln and Brewin Dolphin, with all proceeds going to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. It is the brain child of Andrew Pearce, head of farm agency at Savills in the midlands. He has also been a trustee of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance since 2006.

Andrew comments: “It is just over 100 years since Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Scott vied with each other and the Norwegians to be the first to conquer the last frontier of Antarctica. The tales of their discovery and journeys are truly spellbinding and are a genuine testament to heroism and human endurance. Rob Caskie has been recognised by The Royal Geographical Society and he has the ability to inspire rooms full of people by passionately sharing extraordinary real-life stories. This is an event not to be missed.”

Rob Caskie, adds: “As a master storyteller, I share human stories which engage audiences and challenge the way they interact, work and lead their lives. My stories are essentially about human beings in extremis and their behaviour when the chips are down. Epics of human struggle and triumphs of human spirit create fantastic canvasses by which modern situations are measured.

“I am really pleased that Savills and Brewin Dolphin have invited me to visit Lincoln and through their generous sponsorship of this event, I hope that you will all join me for what will be an enlightening evening.”

Savills rural division has recently selected the Association of Air Ambulances as its official charity for 2017-18 and teams across the business will be organising events to raise money for their respective air ambulance charities at a regional level.

Andrew adds. “I have been a keen supporter of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance for over 15 years as it provides a vital service across the two counties. I was very keen for the national Association of Air Ambulances to be selected as our official charity and I am delighted that the entire business has got behind this incredibly worthwhile cause”.

The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance responds to around 1,000 of the most serious, life-threatening 999 calls every year at a cost to the charity of £2.5million which can only be achieved through generous public support.

Tickets are now on sale priced at £15, including drinks and canapés on arrival. All proceeds will go to the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.ambucopter.co.uk, call 01522 548468 or email enquiries@ambucopter.org.uk 

 
 

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