Couch conversations for good

Event organiser Richard Meyers (right) and one of the event’s MCs David Wallace, who both grew up in Leamington, hope to see Cambridge residents come along to learn from some of our town’s most successful people.

A selection of the most successful Cambridge people will take to the stage at the Town Hall this Sunday, keen to share their stories and launch a Leamington community charitable trust in the process. Conversation on the Couch will see the likes of Brendan and Jo Lindsay of Sistema and Cambridge Stud fame, Peter and Micah Wilkinson, and Olivia and Richard Loe sharing their insights and successes from over the years in an entertaining afternoon where Cambridge locals can be inspired by some of the town’s biggest success stories.

The event, organised by Richard Meyers, will see local identities George Simon, David Wallace, Steve Davis and Nathan Twaddle interviewing the business and sporting personalities for the audience. An auction will also be held, with signed All Blacks items, meat packs, chainsaws and more, with all proceeds from the event going towards the new Leamington community charitable trust. “I just want people to enjoy the afternoon, that’s really my desire,” Richard Meyers said. “Enjoyment, and to learn something from these people … how they’ve achieved what they have, it’s for the audience to learn. If they can get a snippet of what Brendan has done, for example, that they can apply and understand, that to me would be a success.”

David Wallace said he was looking forward to interviewing Brendan Lindsay on his Sistema success story, and “asking him some searching questions,” he said. “It has brought together some very notable people,” David said of the event. Well-known New Zealand racing identity George Simon will interview Brendan on his ventures in the horse racing industry. “It’s a great learning experience for people,” said David.

Beyond sharing these stories, the big aim of the event was to establish seed funding to form a Leamington community charitable trust. Richard Meyers, who grew up in Leamington, explained: “I really want to progress it into something that can serve the Leamington community. The intention is to add to it over time, invest in it and then redistribute the proceeds back into the Leamington community.”

Tickets to the event, which is on Sunday, October 28, from 1 – 3pm, can be purchased from the Cambridge i-SITE, by emailing [email protected] or by phoning Richard on 0274 885 248.

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