February 17th presentation evening a success!
Last Thursday evening, we held a presentation evening at the beautiful location of 1-Altitude, on the 62nd floor at 1-Raffles place. The talk was in in conjunction with Expat Living, UFIT, Balanced Living, 1-Altitude and the HUMANEITY foundation. It was a very fitting place to hold a talk on the highest mountain in the world, at the highest alfresco bar in Singapore!
The evening was sold out, with 63 guests, and raised over S$1,500 for charity. Mark Philpott from the Humaneity foundation started off the evening with a thought-provoking talk on how many days each of us have left in the world to make a positive difference. His talk raised some interest from volunteers amongst the audience to become involved with HUMANEITY. Dana Heather and Darren Blakeley(from Balanced Living and UFIT respectively), then spoke on the importance of proper exercise and nutrition in our daily lives. I finished off with a 45 minute presentation on the history of climbs of Mt Everest and details of my preparation and training to date. At 7:30 pm all guests moved to the rooftop bar at 282m above sea-level for wine and nibbles in what surely is the best view anywhere in Singapore.
A great evening had by all, with some wonderful feedback from a number of people. Quite possibly the funniest comment I received was “I did not realise when I walked in that you were the guy giving the presentation – I thought you were a waiter”.
If anyone in interested in a receiving a similar presentation to their company/school/organisation please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a donation to the charities I support, I would be happy to oblige.