The Life & Influence of Nelson Mandela

The Life & Influence of Nelson Mandela

08 Jun 2021

A talk by Reverend Colin Chambers, former chaplain to Nelson Mandela in Robben Island prison. All proceeds in aid of our work with homeless and vulnerable people.

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail under South Africa’s apartheid government, including 18 years in the notorious prison 'Robben Island' off the coast of Cape Town. Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison on February 11, 1990 and went on to become President of South Africa and one of the 20th Century's most influential figures.

Rev Colin Chambers was chaplain to Nelson Mandela for eight years, supporting him and other inmates at Robben Island prison. Colin will share his extraordinary stories of Nelson Mandela, providing a fascinating insight into the life of the global ambassador. 

About our Speaker

Reverend Colin Chambers lives in Portsmouth and is a former Lieutenant Commander in the South African Navy, a qualified special needs primary teacher and an ordained Christian Minister. He was a prison chaplain for 15 years. He now is a volunteer chaplain for Alabaré, providing their residents with pastoral and spiritual care.

The Evening
  • Zoom event (details to be sent out prior to the event).
  • Talk with Rev Colin Chambers begins at 7.00 pm.
  • Q&A with audience members begins at approximately 7.45pm.
  • Event finishes at approximately 8.30pm.
In aid of Alabaré

All proceeds from this event will go to Alabaré. Alabaré's Homes, Drop-In Centres and Training Facilities provide shelter, training and support to homeless and vulnerable people in the south and South-West of England and across Wales. At Alabaré we help transform lives, providing accommodation and helping people gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to live a fulfilled life.


Zoom Webinar (Log-in details to be sent out prior to the event)

Date & Time

7 - 9pm - Tuesday 8th June 2021


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