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Sherborne Girls School

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As part of the Schools' Programme Simon Weston will be speaking to an audience at Sherborne Girls' School. There will be limited tickets for this event available to the general public so early booking is advised. (Also the Festival 'season ticket' does not include this event.)

In 1982 the Royal Fleet Auxiliary troopship, Sir Galahad, was destroyed by the Argentine airforce in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands. On board was Simon Weston, Welsh Guardsman, a name and face that was going to become well known for his struggle to overcome his injuries (46% burns) which forced him to redefine his role in life. Simon's message is one of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding.

Since then Simon has been heavily involved in many different charities, some aimed at the Services and others targetting the disabled and various groups of young people. He has blazed a trail in motivational speaking to a wide variety of audiences.

His autobiography, Walking Tall, was No1 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 with titles such as Cause of Death and Phoenix. His most recent book, Moving On was published in 2003 and sees Simon lay his Falklands ghosts to rest.

Simon has published 4 children’s books and in 2014 was delighted to be asked to voiceover some children’s stories for CBeebies.

His charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours and more recently a CBE in 2016.


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