AN ILLUSTRATED talk by Kate Adie, in support of Barnardo's, will be held in Bridport Town Hall on Thursday, October 3.

Kate was chief news correspondent for the BBC between 1989 and 2003. During that time, Kate covered a wide variety of major incidents, from the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 to the war in Sierra Leone in 2000. Her other assignments included the Gulf War, the massacre at Dunblane, and the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

Over the years, Kate has been awarded honorary degrees from universities including Newcastle, Bath and Nottingham, and in 2018 received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. That same year, Kate was also awarded a Bafta Fellowship.

Kate is currently the long-serving presenter of Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent, and was appointed Chancellor of Bournemouth University in January 2019.

Funds raised at the talk will go towards Barnardo's, a charity working to protect and support the UK's most vulnerable children and young people.

Specialist workers help children who have suffered trauma and abuse, provide support for young people in care and offer services to families going through asylum, prison sentences or mental health problems.

The Bridport branch is one of Barnardo's Helper Groups, run by volunteer fundraisers who hold regular local events on behalf of the organisation.

*Kate Adie talk, Bridport Town Hall, Thursday, October 3, 7pm. Tickets to the talk are £10 and available from the Goadsby's office at 2 South Street, Bridport. Admission includes cheese, a glass of wine and entertainment by the jazz duo, Mood Indigo.