Mick Abbott – Reunion Organiser
Our 65th Anniversary Reunion on the 31st May 2019 will be the third one that Mick Abbott has organised for us. For a relatively straightforward day, which should run seamlessly, there is actually an awful lot of organising and liaison with the school catering and management staff. Please join me in giving Mick the sincere thanks he deserves as he is working very hard to make it a memorable day.
For those of you who may not know of Mick’s background after leaving Cray Valley here is some potted information:
Mick served 31 years with Kent Police, retiring in 1998 as Chief Inspector. He is extremely well versed in First Aid and his experience stems from his involvement in Competition First Aid whilst serving in the Police Force and with his knowledge gained there, he later decided to start a business for First Aid training when he retired.
In his business as a First Aid trainer, he delivers one day and three day First Aid at Work courses and a two-day requalification for the three day course. He also delivers paediatric courses, defibrillator training and is accredited to teach the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings for people using chainsaws and other dangerous machinery but mainly to tree surgeons.
His client base is very varied, including schools, all kinds of businesses, farming communities, etc. He also involves himself in community groups and others, such as scouts and guides, local clubs, when he runs their training courses completely free of charge.
Here is hopefully the final itinerary for the day (but still subject to slight change if necessary). The reason for the earlier start is that Cook would like to finish early as it is her holiday. We understand some of you will not be able to arrive by 10am but from 2014’s experience all who want the school tour will be accommodated (Paddy Wedlock’s favourite word, accommodate!)
We will try to be as flexible as possible for those of you who have trains to catch. Please see Mick Abbott on the day or let him know by email beforehand so he can tweak the programme if possible.
For details of your free entry in the draw to win the vintage Port please see this earlier blog post.
Event Photographer Wanted
If any of you can act as photographer for the day it would be much appreciated. Tim Cannadine did it last time but he isn’t coming this year. Please let us know if you can help with this by emailing here: Photographer