On 10th November,
LNKC committee members, Richard Heaver and Bob Cromwell attended an excellent
event hosted by UK travel specialists, Regent Holidays.
The venue was the
Royal Geographic Society building in Kensington, Central London, next to the
Royal Albert Hall. This event was very well
attended, which indicates the popularity of the off-the-beaten-track holidays in
Asia for which Regent Holidays have been pioneers for over 40 years.
One of the speakers
was Carl Meadows who works for Regent Holidays as a travel expert and guide. In
2013, he received an award for his exceptional guiding in North Korea. He spoke
with knowledge, humour and enthusiasm about his experiences in NK and about the
variety of tours which Regent Holidays offers there.
Other speakers were Lyn Hughes, the co-founder and
editor-in-chief of the UK’s leading travel magazine, Wanderlust and Hilary Bradt
MBE, the founder of Bradt’s travel guides. She spoke with much knowledge about
travel in North Korea. Regent Holidays have been taking visitors in North Korea
since 1985 and they find it a really fascinating place!
Richard and Bob spoke about the origins, purpose and development of the LNKC charity and also the vision and work of its founder and leader, George Rhee.
A short film was shown to people there to provide insight into the NK bakery project. Richard and Bob also described the process of getting flour and ingredients into NK from China.
The six bakeries in operation produce between 2500 and 5000 bread rolls a day for school children in the localities of these bakeries. During the speeches, Richard and Bob communicated how any donation from this event would be used.
All donations would be used to purchase flour for producing the bread rolls. It was with great gratitude that a donation of £1000 was made at this event by Carl Meadows of Regent Holidays to LNKC.
If you are interested in a holiday with a difference, then have a look on the website of regentholidays.co.uk