"In common with other members that I have spoken to, I found your talk fascinating, entertaining and thought provoking. Sad that Henry couldn’t have come along as well! I would love to have met him, I'm sure that he was very special."
Budmouth Probus Club
"A big thank you for your talk about your walk with Henry. Everyone enjoyed it. We must have another talk."
"Our ladies were unanimous in declaring that you are an outstanding speaker and we were left spellbound and inspired by your courage and fortitude. Others would have buckled at the first hurdle, but obstacles appear to fire your determination to succeed. You are a man who would have made a difference on this planet regardless of your circumstances, this you have proved by your actions."
West Alvington W.I.
Please thank David for his very interesting talk.... the folk on the table where I was sitting said what a very good speaker he was and one reckoned he was the best speaker we’d had!! – very confident, clear, amusing, no notes etc.
Agusta Westland Retirement Association
Thank you, so much, for your presentation of Operation Henry,to our Wadebridge U3A earlier this month. I really enjoyed it and lots of our members have told me since how much they did to. I am quite in awe of the challenge that you faced and the thought of it will spur me on to find a few more targets.
Very many thanks for coming to talk to us today. Such an interesting journey you made, both physically and emotionally. Thank you for sharing that with us.
We would certainly like you to come back to us for Part 2! Maybe in the latter part of 2015? We will be in touch nearer the time. Very best wishes to you, and Henry too.
“Just wanted to thank you for an amazing and inspiring presentation – I have had nothing but excellent feedback”
Devon Senior Voice-Senior Council for Devon
“I hope you had a safe journey home last night. Thank you so much for coming all that way to talk to us. Everybody really enjoyed your talk and we are keen to get you back again next year so that we can find out what happened to Henry. Thank you once again and hope to see you in the future.”
Ashwick & Oakhill WI
" ‘Operation Henry’ was a complete revelation to us all and we were held ‘spellbound’ and humbled by your tenacity to make such a journey together of course with Henry”
West Dartmoor U3A
“We all enjoyed your talk and photos very much.”
South Milton W.I
“I, along with others, so enjoyed the evening when you came to our meeting; thank you so much”
Bowcombe with Charleton W.I
“ Thank you so very much for agreeing to step in as our Speaker was unable to make it and coming to talk to us yesterday. Every one said how much they enjoyed it.”
“Many thanks for a very enjoyable lecture to-day and wish to thank you again for an interesting and witty talk hoping that you had a good trip back, wishing you well with the Charity”
“I would like to take this opportunity to offer on behalf of the members of the Brixham U3a our gratitude and heartfelt thanks for the stimulating, inspiring and sincere talk and demonstration, which re-inforced our belief that in this world of turmoil, there still exists those individuals with such a strong practical humanitarian consideration for the welfare of others who need help!"
“You gave us an insight into the wonderful work you have been doing since we last met and the presentation was, as I expected, excellent”
“Many thanks for a very interesting talk.”
St Luke’s Ladies Fellowship, Milber
“ Just wanted to thank you once again for providing us with such an inspired talk on Wednesday”
Gunnislake Community Festival
"This is just a few lines to say how much our members enjoyed your engrossing talk on "the Sequel to Henry". The combination of interest and enthusiasm was compelling and I am sure your time spent on spreading the word about care for Pancreatic Cancer sufferers is seldom wasted. If I may say so -- Well Done"
Otter Vale Probus
Thank you so much for coming over to Dartmouth last Thursday to give your talk to our U3A members. Quite a few people have expressed what fortitude and determination you had to not let any problems deter you from your dream and goal. And the planning - so many details to fit into the puzzle! Let me know what your next talk will be about (can I guess!!) as I can't promise, but there may be a slot for our next programme.
Once again, many thanks for giving your time to our group and all very best wishes for the future of The Operation Henry Trust.
Dart Valley U3A
“Thank you very much for a very interesting and entertaining talk. Many of our Group said that they enjoyed it, learning about Henry and all the setbacks that you overcame, it was truly amazing! I will certainly pass on your details to other Speaker Secretaries”
“David Snelling, from Ivybridge, gave an amazing, informative, amusing and at times thought provoking, account of his exploits while on ‘The Trek’, traveling with a ‘hinny’; and the formation of the Registered Charity ‘Operation Henry’. Throughout the talk David showed an amazing Powerpoint presentation of photos, maps, itineraries of the trip, updates of the progress of the work of the charity and other activities that have sprung from it. If you ever get the chance to see this man speak he’s amazing; a member of Toastmasters International, he’s charming, witty , very erudite and went smoothly from one point to another with no notes or prompts"
St Austell U3A
“Thank you so much for an amazingly inspirational talk last Friday. I don’t think any of us expected to be so warmly welcomed into the world of Operation Henry, and feel so involved. You certainly set yourself what seemed to be an impossible challenge in getting the trek to Santiago together against impossible odds. Fate in the end was quite rightly on your side. Probably charmed by your determination, persistence in never taking ‘NO’ for an answer, and courage. What an achievement! A lesson for us all."
“Thank you for your splendid talk ,it was very much appreciated by our members”
Stoke Fleming Probus Club
“ Many thanks for your efforts last evening. Every one who spoke to me said how much they had enjoyed it. The term’ value for money ‘could have been coined to describe your talk.”
Buckland -in-the-MoorVillage Community
“Thank you very much for your fascinating talk to our U3a group . I know everyone really enjoyed hearing what you had to say and, like me they were inspired by your huge project. It will be a great heritage to hand down to your family and provide them with a vast store of memories over the next years “
“ Just a brief note to say again on behalf of our W.I., a big thank you for your excellent talk –what a wonderful adventure, it was so interesting.”
“ On behalf of all the members of our W.I., I would like to record our sincere thanks to you for the most interesting and informative talk you gave to our members last evening, highlighted throughout with your visual displays of all aspects of your incredible journey.”
Seacoast Group W.I
“I would like to thank you all for the wonderful presentation last week. It was really enjoyed by all our members. You do a follow up I believe, and I would like to book you for next year if possible. Any first Thursday of the month after March (except August) in 2011 would be good for us .”
"Thank you for an inspirational day, many thanks for your wonderful talk.”
”I would like to say how well the talk and the slide show from David Snelling was accepted by our members. The general feedback was very positive and David’s charm! This complemented the whole presentation. We will most certainly be recommending him to other Clubs for future talks”