Stories from Mandela’s Prison Chaplain, Alabare fundraiser

Rev Colin Chambers, one of Alabaré’s Volunteer chaplains, is giving a talk in aid of Alabaré entitled: The Life and Influence of Nelson Mandela. Rev Colin Chambers was chaplain to Nelson Mandela for eight years, supporting him and other inmates at Robben Island prison. Colin will share his extraordinary stories of Nelson Mandela, providing a fascinating insight into the life of the global icon.

Date:  Wednesday 18th March

Time:  7:00 pm

Venue:  St Paul’s Church, Salisbury

Tickets:  cost £15 (including drinks and nibbles) and can be bought on the Alabare website or by ringing 01722 322882.  All proceeds in aid of our work with homeless and vulnerable people in Wiltshire.

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail under South Africa’s apartheid government, including 18 years in the notorious prison ‘Robben Island’ off the coast of Cape Town. Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison on February 11, 1990 and went on to become President of South Africa and one of the 20th Century’s most influential figures.

About our Speaker
Reverend Colin Chambers lives in Portsmouth and is a former Lieutenant Commander in the South African Navy, a qualified special needs primary teacher and an ordained Christian Minister. He was a prison chaplain for 15 years. He now is a volunteer chaplain for Alabaré, providing their residents with pastoral and spiritual care.

The Evening
Enjoy drinks on arrival at 7:00pm.
Talk with Rev Colin Chambers begins at 7:30pm.
Share drinks and nibbles at around 9:00pm, leading to the evening’s finish at 9:30pm.

In aid of Alabaré
All proceeds from this event will go to local homeless charity Alabaré.  Alabaré’s Homes, Drop In Centres and Training Facilities provide shelter, training and support to homeless and vulnerable people in Salisbury. Alabaré help them transform their lives, providing accommodation and helping them gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to live a fulfilled life.

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