International Men’s Day
The 19th November marks International Men’s Day and celebrates the worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. It is a day to highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s wellbeing.
Many of the speakers we work with all have inspiring messages and stories but these are just a few of the speakers you may wish to consider if you planning an event around this time.
Gary Hutton is the founder of the Award-Winning Charity “Product of a Postcode” and is helping to steer young people in the right direction, through mentoring and talking to young people heading down the same path he found himself on in his younger years. Gary grew up in the East of London where violence and crime was all he knew, and after losing his mum at a young age, Gary was imprisoned for a major crime. Since his release, he has worked tirelessly to make sure young people do not go down the same road as he did. A passionate speaker with a powerful story.
Shahin Sadafi is an entrepreneur and founding chairman of Grenfell United. After losing his home in Iran during a time of war, Shahin and his family fled to the UK where they settled in Grenfell Tower in London. Having established himself as a successful businessman, Shahin was away from home in 2017 when Grenfell Tower was destroyed. Shahin helped to found Grenfell United became a community leader helping everyone to pull together and create one voice. Shahin is also the founder of RAAW Talks whose mission is to champion young individuals and focus on working with children affected by disadvantage or adversity to engage better with society and learn key practical skills that will encourage them to reach their full potential, and become the true pioneers of a better future.
Richard McCann was born into poverty on a tough council estate in Leeds and was placed on the “At-risk” register before he could walk and talk. Then, just one week before his sixth birthday, his mother was tragically taken from him when she became the first victim of a man who would go on to become one of Britain’s most notorious serial killers, Peter Sutcliffe.
What followed was foster parents, time in a care home, and then a deprived childhood living with his often violent and drunken father. After stumbling from one mistake after another, he fell into petty crime and this led to a stint in the same prison as his mother’s killer! When he was released, he had few prospects and entered a suicide pact with one of his sisters. He had reached his rock bottom.
It was at this point, Richard started to turn his life around and develop an ICan attitude and philosophy that led him to become a Sunday Times No1 Best Selling author. An inspirational speaker – Richard has spoken at over 2500 events.
Big Ian Donaghy is a passionate inspirational and keynote speaker who works tirelessly to raise dementia awareness, combat loneliness and provide grief support.
Drawing on his experience of 20 years teaching young people with learning difficulties, and nearly 10 years in the world of care, Ian speaks on how companies and individuals can better support their families, and staff who have been affected by dementia, grief and or loneliness.
In 2006, Anthony Bennett, after returning from a trip to Disneyland Paris Anthony fell extremely ill and was left fighting for his life. The cause was narrowed down to the air conditioning within the coach and affected 80% of students on the trip but left Anthony with a 10% chance of survival after contracting 3 viral infections – Streph-Pneumonia, Influenza, and Staphylococcus. After making a full recovery, Anthony played a major role in winning a £7.5m Charity Partnership between Whitbread PLC and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, where he spent 4 years traveling the UK and Inspiring teams to get involved in raising the much-needed funds for the children’s charity.
The money raised went towards the construction of a brand new cardiac hospital wing, helping at the children’s hospital to treat up to 20% more children. He went on the be named one of the happiest people in the UK in the Independent on Sunday’s 2015 Happy List.
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