Chay Coulbert talk – Friday 28th June 2019 in the Community Space. 7pm for 7.30 start.

My War of Ideas

Local veteran Chay Coulbert will visit Shirley on Friday 28th of June 2019, to present his thoughts to a small gathering in the Community Space of St Michael’s Church. The Community Space will be open from 7pm for a 7.30 start.

Chay served for 7 years in the Royal Marines Commandos and completed 2 tours of Afghanistan with the Special Forces Support Group, suffering a life-changing injury at the end of his second tour.

Tasked with gathering intelligence, Chay was able to have many conversations with village elders and Taliban sympathisers throughout Helmand province. Chay has a great passion for philosophy and can provide a powerful insight into the ideas that drove him to war, the ideas his enemy fought for and the ideas which pushed him through his recovery and still drive him today.

Tickets (limited to 25) £5.00 each from Bill or Debra Leeney. Tel: 01335 360284.

All proceeds to be divided equally between Macmillan Cancer Support and Shirley Sports & Social Association.

Refreshments will be available.