Inspiring guest to speak at polio charity dinner

The Rotary Club of Rushden Chichele have organised a Polio Eradication Dinner.

The event takes place at the Masonic Hall, Wellingborough Road, Rushden, on Monday, May 12.

Their guest speaker will be Gautam Lewis, who works as an ambassador for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Gautam has made the film Passport from Polio, with the Al Jazeera TV network, which charts his return to Kolkata to promote the immunisation of babies against polio.

Gautam was himself a child victim of polio but was rescued from poverty in Calcutta by Mother Teresa andadopted when he was seven by British volunteer Dr Patricia Lewis, who brought him to live in the UK where he was educated at the best schools and attended Southampton University.

He made the very best of the opportunities given to him, and gained his degree.

This was followed by wide experience in business, and now Gautam is using his talents to serve and benefit others. He is an inspiring man and speaker.

District governor Margaret Morley and the club would like people to join them for this dinner and Gautam’s presentation. Tickets cost £18.50 each and proceeds will go to Rotary’s Polio Plus Campaign.