Travellers' Tales with Helen Taylor-Thompson

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Sunday 30th August 2015 - 07:00 pm

Helen Taylor-Thompson is something of a force of nature - an absolute joy to sit down with for a chat, and an absolute nightmare to edit down to 29 minutes, with such a full and inspiring life to talk about!

MBE and OBE, and descendent of missionary and explorer David Livingstone, her life has been one of remarkable service – from top secret work in the Special Operations Executive during the war, to saving London’s Mildmay Mission Hospital from closure and, despite criticism from many sides, reopening it as Europe’s first dedicated HIV hospice. Despite health frustrations, at 90 she seems to have boundless mental energy, and is still the very ‘hands-on’ chair of the charity she set up 15 years ago to educate young people in Africa about HIV/AIDS - Thare Machi Education.

Humbling, and inspirational - I hope you enjoy meeting her on Travellers' Tales.

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