Thank you so much for that incredible talk! Our children really enjoyed it – especially the group I had. We had a great conversation about it all afterwards.
Such an incredible opportunity for them to hear all about life on Robben Island from Christo.
Tonight we had the absolute pleasure of listening to @christobrand60 and his story as Nelson Mandela’s prison warden. Utterly enthralling, such a gentlemen and arguably a small part of one of the most powerful stories in modern human history. Thank you from all @YateleyManorSch
We are beyond grateful to you and Christo for your offerings and have had tremendously positive feedback.
We had a wonderful experience and my husband was astonished and emotional about all the tour.
It’s something we will for sure propose to our clients once tourism would be back.
Just a short note to thank you so much for a quite inspirational evening on Tuesday – I meant what I said that it really was the high point of lockdown for me! Your ears should be burning with all the praise that has been flying around from both parents and boys at Papplewick.
Thank you so much as well for being so patient with our boys’ questions and so generous in your time in answering all of them. I said that they won’t forget your talk in a hurry and I can safely say that I will never forget it.
Can I just say a huge thank you for your talk tonight? I was absolutely blown away with the story and the messages that it brought. Having only just finished the call 20 minutes ago, I have already received loads of thank you’s from parents, staff and more importantly the boys. They just loved it.
A special thank you for taking the time to answer all of the boys questions; it was a never ending line but your patience with them was brilliant. I know you will have inspired a generation there.
Absolutely fascinating and moving, especially to hear about the parallels between the lives of Christo and Nelson Mandela, two men who, as you say ought to have been enemies, yet became such close friends. Christo clearly feels blessed to have known Madiba, but I get the sense that Mandela was also blessed to have known Christo. He spoke with such warmth, humility and honesty.
The boys were clearly also very interested – some wonderful questions. I hope Christo enjoyed answering them. I particularly liked his answer to a very good question about whether being in prison shaped Nelson Mandela into the leader he became.
Please pass on our thanks to Christo. Do let me know if you ever plan to visit the UK again; it would be wonderful to meet you both in person.
We had a great time with Christo thank you! It worked well having breakfast with him first before the tour with Manfred. And Christo and Manfred were good together with their different perspectives.
Thank you for your help organising it, we’ll definitely recommend the experience to friends.
Christo and Andrew delivered a stunning online talk on Nelson Mandela to over 250 children and their parents in the UK. It was a fascinating insight into the life of Mandela, but also Christo’s close association with him. The presentation was first class but the talk really burst into life during the Q&A with Christo. His passion, honesty and admiration for his friend really shone through and it left the children mesmerized by the incredible story he had told. This is a story you simply have to hear and there’s no one better to tell it than Christo.
It was AMAZING!!!! We all absolutely loved meeting Christo and hearing his stories. We were all captivated!