Official website for Simon Weston OBE; Falkland's War Veteran, author, public speaker & charity supporter.
In 1982 I was aboard the Sir Galahad when it was destroyed at Bluff Cove in the Falklands Islands. I suffered 46% burns to my body and
went on to have numerous operations. However, I was one of the lucky ones. I survived.
Since then it has been my privilege to have been invited to speak at events across the UK and abroad. I have met some wonderful people and had the opportunity to have been involved in many worthwhile charities.
I thank you for taking the time to visit my website and look forward to hearing from you.
NEWS - Disability Confident is a year old on 18th July 2014. I am pleased to be associated with such a worthwhile campaign and we are about to embark on the next phase. Please do take your time to read more here and join in the celebrations
Public Speaking Testimonials
Along with Simon’s work with a number of charities he is also a professional motivational speaker with over 20 years experience. Simon not only talks about overcoming adversity and positive mental attitude but also his experiences of being in the public eye over the last 30 years. Simon speaks at corporate conferences here and abroad, schools and colleges and charity events throughout the UK. If you wish to inspire your team, audience or students Simon is someone who certainly delivers.
"Simon was fabulous and the response back from the team has been more than positive. Some said they had met their hero, one member of staff phoned his Dad and Simon spoke with him, couple of the girls cried. He was very funny as well and gave some really good messages. Afterwards he sold signed copies of his children’s books (just in time for Christmas) and didn’t mind having his photo taken with individual staff which was great." Trident Social Investment Group
“Simon was absolutely brilliant and pitched his speech just where we wanted it – i.e addressing the children specifically as well as the wider audience. It’s testament to him that not
only did he hold them in thrall for 30 mins … but they all seem to have absorbed and remembered a lot of his key messages about self-belief and taking responsibility
for getting the most out of life.” Oratory Prep School