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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Dr Szoke's Cancellation BUT We Are Still On!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr Helen Szoke has to cancel this coming Thursday's lecture. 

An update as attached:

Oxfam Lecture replaced by series of short films.

This is to let you know of changes to the Oxfam event on Thursday 14th Nov. in Launceston.

Dr. Helen Szoke is no longer able to join us but we are not cancelling; will still have snacks at 5.50 and then at 6pm we will show a series of short films about Oxfam’s current work in disaster areas as well as with communities in projects with long term benefits.

To those who booked for dinner: I’ll email you as we are still honouring our booking.

See you on Thursday at the School of Architecture,

Ros Lewis

 Please see below a message from Dr. Helen Szoke, CEO of Oxfam Australia

 I write to you to ask that you accept my apologies as I have had to cancel my visit with you. 

The reason that I cannot be with you is because I am flying out to the Philippines to meet with our rapid response teams on the ground following the Typhoon that has devastated the country.  Many of you will have already seen the images that are now coming from the Philippines, and Oxfam has deployed staff to some of the least accessible areas to provide much needed assistance in water, sanitation and emergency shelter.  We have launched an Australian appeal and part of this process is for us to be on the ground and able to tell the story of not only destruction but how we are able to help.

 I hope you will understand the priority of this visit and forgive my short notice in not coming to visit.  I have asked if we can try to reschedule the visit before the end of the year, although I am also most mindful that you too have busy lives and that this may not be possible.

 In the meantime, if you are able to help us promote the appeal for the Oxfam Typhoon fund, people are able to give by phoning 1800 034 034.

 I hope that we have the opportunity to see each other before the end of the year.



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