Speakers set to toast 25 years of success

ARUN Speakers Club will celebrate 25 years of launching public speakers into the spotlight at a glitzy dinner on Saturday.

The award-winning club, based in Chichester, is celebrating helping more than 800 people since 1988.

Teresa Reay, of the club, said: “The club has grown and grown. People come to us from all walks of life – they could be leaders in the local business community, disadvantaged youth, or even best men needing a wedding speech.

“When people first come to us, they are often so nervous that, when they stand up, it takes them minutes just to say their name.”

The club helps people overcome shyness as well as serious speech impediments such as stammering.

“The secret to our success is an atmosphere of play and support,” said Teresa. More details: www.arunspeakers.net