Terry Waite, best known to the world for his experiences as a hostage, is coming to Cornwall in April to continue his story. It is just over 20 years since he was released, after spending almost five years in captivity – the last four of them in solitary confinement.

He presented the first part of his story last year on 17 September near Polzeath. This year, ‘An Evening with Terry Waite’ is being held on Friday 27 April at Roscarrock – a farm which was first recorded in the Doomsday Book and is located on the beautiful north Cornwall coast near St Endellion and Port Isaac.

After a drinks reception, guests will hear about Terry’s experiences as both a negotiator and a hostage, with opportunities to question him. A two-course meal will follow.

The surplus from the sale of tickets will go to Emmaus Cornwall, a secular charity supported by Terry that enables homeless people to leave State support and return to mainstream life through engaging in meaningful work. The charity is currently working to establish an Emmaus centre locally to help homeless people in Cornwall.

Anticipating his visit, Terry Waite says, “I have always loved Cornwall and enjoy spending time here to write and relax. I’ve been in Cornwall a lot as we are working with a small and determined band of trustees who are identifying where and how we can work to help the homeless in Cornwall rebuild their lives. The group are always looking for people with skills to help – if you think you can help, please contact Emmaus Cornwall.”

Tickets for the event cost £35 – with £20 from each ticket going to Emmaus Cornwall. Spaces will be limited, so to book early contact Peter Williams on 01726 824864 or 07414 947956 or e-mail rvwwilliams@yahoo.co.uk

To volunteer to help Emmaus Cornwall, contact Alan Coode on 01726 72154 or alan.coode@gmail.com