Each autumn/winter we hold a series of fascinating talks in aid of a local charity. This year's Talk of Wells is in aid of the Wells Sea Cadets Corps, The corps was formed 2 years ago and is proving to be popular with the local kids. The organisation aims to give young people experiences that will help them grow into the people they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, the cadets learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of themselves. They offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating to rock climbing, camping, and music. At Wells-next-the-Sea the cadets are also able to gain different qualifications that they can take with them once they leave! Their main priority is to make sure that Sea Cadets is a safe environment young people can go to, to be themselves. They have recently been given a permanent home at the Alderman Peel High School which has given them a proper base where they can use the school facilities and store their growing amounts of kit, uniform, kayaks, etc..
Our speaker on Monday, 2 December will be Mark Nicholls, he will be sharing tales of sailing heroes from his book, Norfolk Maritime Heroes & Legends. Mark is an award-winning journalist and author with more than 30 years’ experience in the media at regional and national level, receiving critical acclaim as a defence correspondent over the years. After working in newsroom management as a news editor, deputy editor and acting editor of an evening newspaper, he returned to writing with the Eastern Daily Press. More recently, as a freelance journalist and travel writer, he has written for The Times, Travel Mail, Italia! magazine, Telegraph Travel, Skier & Snowboarder magazine and a range of travel websites. He won a feature writer of the year award at the 2012 British Travel Press Awards and was shortlisted for the 2013, 2015 and 2016 events. Married with two daughters, he lives in Norfolk and is a regular guest lecturer at a number of UK universities.
So, join us on specific Mondays through the Autumn and Winter when a special menu of two courses and a glass of wine will be served for £23.50. We will donate £5.00 to the fund for every person eating. Come and enjoy talks from the men and women who will talk with passion about their lives and adventures.