Inspirational guest speaker

 photo: Guy Harrop
Simon Weston (Photo: Guy Harrop)

SAIF members attending the AGM weekend on 11 to 13 of March will be able to enjoy an inspirational talk from guest speaker Simon Weston CBE.

In 1982 Simon was serving onboard the British Army’s Sir Galahad when it was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands. Simon, a Welsh Guardsman, suffered severe burns and since that day he has worked tirelessly to overcome his injuries.

Simon’s message is one of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding. He has been active in a number of highly successful ventures including ‘The Weston Spirit’, a Liverpool-based young people’s charity. His charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queen’s Birthday Honours and in the 2016 New Year’s Honours Simon was awarded the CBE for his community spirit.

Along with Simon’s work with a number of charities he is also a professional motivational speaker with over 25 years’ experience. Simon not only talks about overcoming adversity and having a positive mental attitude but also his experiences of being in the public eye over the last 30 years.

His irrepressible humour, infectious enthusiasm and immediately engaging personality have made him the perfect choice for this year’s SAIF AGM.

Simon will be speaking live at 2pm on Friday, March 11 at the Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.


Visit the SAIF website for more detail regarding this event or call the SAIF Business Centre on 0345 230 6777.


Did you know?

His autobiography, Walking Tall, was number one in the best selling list.

Going Back was also a best seller, being in the top 10 for eight weeks. He then wrote a series of fiction books.

His most recent book, Moving On, was published in 2003 and sees Simon lay his Falklands ghosts to rest.

In 2014 he was nominated by viewers on the BBC’s One Show to have his portrait painted and hung in the National Portrait Gallery.

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