BBC star gives insight into royals
An insight into the royal family will be on offer at a charity night in aid of Ashford’s Find a Voice (FAV).
Nicholas Witchell will share his perspective as the BBC’s royal correspondent in his talk at the Little Silver Country Hotel in Ashford Road, St Michaels, Tenterden, on Friday, March 4.
Mr Witchell is patron of FAV, which helps people with commu- nication difficulties.
His 40-year career has encompassed reporting, reading the news and his present role.
Debbie Burden, general manager at FAV, said: “Nicholas has a wealth of experience and stories to tell; few people know he was officially the first person to announce the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
“I am looking forward to hear- ing about his life experiences, especially having met him and knowing what a warm and interesting person he is.”
FAV president, Alastair Dutch, added: “Find A Voice is about helping people in Ashford and across Kent who struggle with speech and communication skills.
“To have such a prominent broadcaster, an exemplary communicator, supporting us gives real focus to the work we do.
“And for Nick to give his time freely to do an ‘audience with’ evening gives a unique opportunity for local people to meet him and hear his inside story.”
Tickets for the talk, which takes place from 6pm to 8.30pm, cost £20 and are available by calling 01233 640443 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
FAV will also be holding its spring ball at Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Avenue, starring Brit award-winner Beverley Craven on Saturday, April 23, from 7pm to midnight.
It includes a three-course meal, drink on arrival and disco. Tickets cost £50 each, or £450 for a group of 10 people. Tickets from FAV on the contact details above.
The charity is also looking for raffle prizes for both events.