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Global Action managing director visits RP for special talk on India 2020 trip

Global Action managing director visits RP for special talk on India 2020 trip

A leading figure in an international charity visited Rydal Penrhos to give a special talk regarding an exciting trip.

Mark Giffard-Lindsay, managing director at Global Action, spoke in front of a large audience at the Memorial Hall on Friday, February 1, where he outlined details on the school’s next charity mission to India scheduled for 2020.

This excursion follows on from Rydal Penrhos’ inaugural visit to the country last summer, where they took in some prominent landmarks such as the Taj Mahal and lent their support to various community outreach projects throughout the region.

The visit was set-up by the Reverend Nick Sissons, Chaplain at Rydal Penrhos, with a view to giving those interested in the trip a greater perspective of what to expect.

Mr Giffard-Lindsay started his career in 1988 as a Logistics Officer for Operation Raleigh's expedition to West Cameroon. He served for nine years with the Parachute Regiment Reserve, leading paratroopers on challenging exercises throughout the world.

He has led school and adult expeditions in many countries, from school teams in the Borneo jungles, to taking 80 year olds to Everest Base Camp.

The MD also spent five years working in Nepal and other Himalayan countries for CARE International and the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO), before spending two years as a Senior Officer at the Headquarters of the International Federation of the Red Cross, and the United Nations, advising on global policy-making.

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