An evening with Martin Bell OBE in aid of the TRA appeal

Martin Bell OBE, broadcaster and former MP, will be speaking in Norwich at 7.30pm on 21st November 2013 at Open, the venue on Bank Plain in Norwich.

'An evening with Martin Bell OBE' is being organised in conjunction with the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group. The fundraising event will benefit the Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal which will provide specialist cancer treatment facilities at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Mr Bell's event is entitled 'A Long Way From Look East' and the subtitle 'Reflections on War, News and Politics’. Mr Bell started his career as a BBC reporter in Norwich before moving to London. He is well known for travelling the world covering war zones in Vietnam, South America, the Gulf, Croatia and Bosnia. Wounded by mortar fire in Bosnia in 1992, he gave evidence five times in the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.

In April 1997, Mr Bell stood as an Independent candidate against Neil Hamilton the Conservative MP for Tatton and won with a majority of 11,000 votes – the first elected Independent MP for nearly 50 years. On leaving the House of Commons in 2001 he was appointed by UNICEF UK as Goodwill Ambassador for Humanitarian
Emergencies. Mr Bell was awarded the OBE in 1993. He was the Royal Television Society Reporter of the Year in 1977 and 1993. Mr Bell is patron of the Norfolk and Waveney Prostate Cancer Support Group.

Tickets are available in advance for £7.50 or on the door for £8.50 from Open or from the Fundraising Department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, telephone Louise Cook on 01603 287107 or e-mail

Notes to editors
The Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal aims to raise £600,000 to provide state-of-the-art facilities for people undergoing internal radiotherapy, known as brachytherapy which is used to treat prostate and other cancers, reducing treatment times and meaning some patients can be treated closer to home.

Wednesday 11th of September 2013 12:00:13 PM