with Margaret Cowie.
with Ken Lindsay.
John Cavanagh with information about Windermere Manor and Cliffden Hotels and some special offers in the months ahead. For Windermere Manor call 01539 445 801 for Cliffden Hotel call 01626 770 052.
Simon was a Corporal in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Iraq. He had just successfully led a mission to rescue six stranded colleagues when his life was changed forever. Simon was shot in the face by a sniper. After initially giving himself first aid, he woke up 17 days later in a Birmingham Hospital to be told that his left eye was destroyed and there was little hope of sight in his right eye. For many people this would be the beginning of the end, but for Simon it was the start of a whole different life. He is now involved in Blind Veterans UK and at the recent Talking Newspaper Conference in Lemington Spa he was the inspiring after dinner speaker.
Talking Newspaper Conference in Lemington Spa
Derek Young attended this event on behalf of Playback and was able to talk to some people. Here is Derek's Report.