Speakers so far confirmed include:-


Donna Wallbank

RIBI President/ 2019-20

Donna, a Rotarian since 1997, has held various club/district roles. She has also been chairman of RIBI’s Youth and Community committees as well as running an award-winning hair salon.





Simon Greenall

Geordie Michael from Alan Partridge, Voice of Aleksander the Meerkat, Actor, Writer.

Simon Greenall is an actor, writer, producer and voice artist, well known for his roles as Michael in the BBC TV series I'm Alan Partridge, the Caretaker in the CBBC game show Trapped!, Richard in Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married and various roles in TV comedies such as Harry Enfield's Television Programme, The Armstrong and Miller Show, Alas Smith and Jones and The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson.

As a voice artist, Simon is known for voicing Iqbal and Martin in Bromwell High, the Twins in the Shaun the Sheep Movie, Captain Barnacles in The Octonauts, the narrator in the UK dub of The Powerpuff Girls and Aleksander the meerkat in the commercials.




Mark Little

Rotary Action Group against Slavery

RAGAS looks to provide information about, and promote ways for you to engage and support anti-slavery and human trafficking projects, programmes and campaigns. It already has Rotrian members in over 65 countries.




Dale Gormley

Canine Partners

Canine Partners is a registered charity that transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. Our amazing dogs bring a greater independence and quality of life to their partners, offering security, companionship, and practical help with everyday household tasks. These life-changing dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence, social interaction and self-esteem.


Susan Bradley

Children 1st, Scotland’s National Children’s Charity.

We began in 1884 and for many years were known as the RSSPCC (Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). We became Children 1st in 1995. We did this to say that children are at the heart of everything we do. And that not only do we want to prevent harm - we also want to ensure every child gets the love and nurture they deserve.




Ken Billington

Trade Aid

Trade Aid provides Boxes of new tools and equipment to enable people in remote areas to resume, or start earning a living and start a business.

These people may have lost their means of earning a living due to a natural or man-made disaster or may have left school at an early stage without having learnt a trade.

The initial six Boxes were: Builder, Carpenter, Blacksmith, Mechanic, Tailor/Seamstress and Teacher. A Handyman Box was later added and customised Boxes can be provided to meet special needs.


John Miles

Global Sight Solutions

Global Sight Solutions is a registered charity whose aim is to provide free eye care and eye surgery to the very poor in the developing world.

There are estimated to be as many as 650 million people worldwide who, due to poverty, are just too poor to access the necessary medical solutions for themselves. Of that number around 50 million fall within a category often known as the avoidably, or preventably, blind. The vast majority of these 50 million people are in need of what is invariably a straight-forward cataract operation.