Historic tale provides hope for hospices

Lee Colyer

HOSPICES OF HOPE are hosting a breakfast at Hotel du Vin in Tunbridge Wells on October 18, where professional storyteller Rob Caskie will deliver an account of Rorke’s Drift: An Epic Defence of Impossible Odds.

Rob’s tale concerns the fate of 139 British soldiers facing a 4,000-strong contingent of Zulu warriors in South Africa in 1879.

Rob says: “Storytelling may seem like an old-fashioned tool today – and it is. That’s exactly what makes it so powerful. Life happens in the narratives we tell one another.

“A story can go where quantitative analysis is denied admission – our hearts.”

Hospices of Hope, founded by Graham Perolls and based in Otford near Sevenoaks, provides patients in Eastern Europe who are suffering from terminal or life-limiting illness with specialist hospice care so that they can ‘live and die with dignity and without pain’.

The breakfast, supported by Keogh Caisley solicitors and tailor-made holiday specialists Pettitts Travel, will be held from 8-10am.

Tickets cost £30 and include a full English breakfast. To book, please call 01959 525110.

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