DARREN Flanagan is both an accidental celerity and a true hero.
Responsible for the rescue of the two miners trapped in Beaconsfield, Darren will be in Singleton on July 21 to tell his story.
Highly regarded in the field of explosives, Darren was called specifically to the Beaconsfield mine to attempt to free two trapped miners, Todd Russell and Brant Webb, after authorities had exhausted all other avenues of rescue.
Darren Flanagan spent a week strategically setting off over 60 explosives to free the two men, at one point working almost 1 km beneath the earth’s surface and staying underground for a day and a half straight.
Darren’s patience, skills, and knowledge allowed him to blast through the rock, leaving only a few centimetres between rescuers and the two miners.
This hero and family man has recounted his amazing story in a variety of venues, most notably in television.
Despite having recounted his story numerous times, Darren is always descriptive, passionate, and thrilling, drawing guests into a true life drama.
He is hailed as one of the bravest men in the country, but Darren is anything but self-absorbed and relates easily to a variety of crowds and mingling with guests of all walks of life. His presentations, and his stories, are truly memorable.
Singleton’s close ties with the mining industry was the reason why Charter Hall chose him as the guest speaker for a fund raising dinner for Singleton Cancer Appeal.
The dinner is at Singleton Diggers in York Street and includes a three-course meal at a cost of $75 with tickets now on sale at the club.
Singleton Cancer Appeal is the charity partner of Charter Hall who are now constructing the additions to Gowrie Street Mall.
Charter Hall have guaranteed to donate $50,000 to Singleton Cancer Appeal by February 2013.
During the work at the mall, Charter Hall aims to raise the money though work place giving and fundraising activities with contractors, consultants, retailers and the community.
This dinner is the first of their fund raising activities involved the community.
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