|Time: 7:15 pm|
|Place: Rowton Hall Hotel, Chester|
Pioneering Chester medic to be guest speaker at CBC Club Dinner
How a Chester medic uses digital technology to help people across the world!
• From Kabul to Cambridge: Doctor who survived rocket attacks then taught himself English and studied medicine now wins major peace awards
• Was told dream of becoming a doctor was unrealistic but got into Cambridge
• Now lives in Chester with wife and two children and bags global peace prizes
Waheed Arian spent his early years cowering from bombs in Kabul and struggling to stay alive in a refugee camp. So when he, speaking no English, was sent to Britain by his father at the age of 15, he knew he had to make something of his life.
Despite being told his dream of being a doctor was unrealistic, he refused to give up, working shifts while studying. His determination got him into Cambridge University to study medicine. After qualifying, he vowed to give something back to those still suffering in his homeland.
So, four years ago he set up Arian Teleheal – a charity which allows off-duty doctors in the NHS to help medics in war-torn countries swapping advice on their smart phones. The messaging service, which has saved dozens of lives, has been recognised by the UN, with Dr Arian receiving the UNESCO Global Hero Award 2017, and earlier this year he received the Rotary International Peace Award, which commends individuals who bring communities together worldwide.
Come and hear his remarkable story at the CBC Club Dinner…
When, where & dress code?
• Thursday 11th April 2019
• Rowton Hall Hotel, Chester
• Arrival Drinks Reception from 7.15pm – Dinner at 7.45pm
• Dress: Black Tie
• Price: £34pp (with an arrival cocktail) & includes a donation to Arian Teleheal
Image courtesy of Arian Teleheal