Fri, Dec 17|
Blarney Books & Art
Bob Handby - You Will Go, Won't You?
Celebrate the book launch of "You Will Go, Won't You?" by Port Fairy local Bob Handby (AO) chronicling his 30-year journey as an aid worker. Hosted by Nigel Marsden.
Time & Location
Dec 17, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+11
Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
About The Event
A telephone call 'out of the blue' started Bob's 30 year career with the Red Cross and Red Crescent, evaluating and providing safe water and public health projects throughout the world. Released from his duties in local government, he undertook humanitarian missions to conflicts including the 'Bush War' in Uganda, Kurds fleeing Saddam Hussein in Northern Iraq, genocide in Rwanda, and civil war in Sri Lanka. Other missions were to natural disasters in the Pacific Island countries, Pakistan, Myanmar and the Boxing Day tsunami. Bob worked in Sierra Leone during the height of the Ebola outbreak. Bob Handby's story tells of his day to day life in the field - sad, humourous and confronting. At times facing danger and challenges, whilst working with the local people who showed incredible bravery and resilience. "When things are difficult they take a long time to fix - when they are impossible they take a little bit longer." Free event, but bookings essential. Drinks will be available at bar prices. Nibbles will be provided.
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