I am very comfortable giving after dinner speeches, or talks at corporate events or in the workplace. Prior to my accident I was a marketing consultant, spending much of my time presenting proposals and results to clients. Since then I have presented at fundraisers, Rotary Club and Round Table events, and at the Backup Trust Ball. Last year I got remarried, and the story of the challenges we faced was televised in a documentary for ITV called “Extraordinary Weddings”. In 2010 I also appeared on Sky TV with Noel Edmonds and my daughter on “Are you smarter than your 10 year old?”, to raise money for my Paralympic sailing ambitions. I’ve also done several radio interviews, and promotional YouTube clips for Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby and RYA Sailability. You frequently see me between programs as one of the wheelchair rugby players on the BBC 1 Oneness idents. I’m the one facing the wrong way.
People have been interested to hear about how I have dealt with my life changing experience, how it has changed me and my life, and what is still possible for people with severe disabilities. I can drive, I play wheelchair rugby, and I’m obviously a very competitive sailor. As well as participating in these activities, I have also taken on management and coaching roles for Sailability @ Whitefriars, Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby Club, and as Treasurer and Trustee for the Hansa Class UK. Altogether, along with a great family life, I feel very fulfilled and busy.
I’m happy to talk about whichever part of my life and activities that is of interest to the audience, and can tailor the presentation accordingly. All I ask is a reasonable fee and expenses to help me to fund my campaign to compete in Hiroshima next October.
Please contact me.