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16 May, 2019 - 11:45

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Join us for a sumptuous lunch followed by a captivating afternoon with our guest speaker Claire Lomas MBE.

11.45 am for lunch at 12.15 pm £34.00 per person call 01785 270808 to book.

Claire's life turned upside down on 6th May 2007 when she became paralysed from the chest down in a horse riding accident. Claire was a Chiropractor and top level event rider when this freak accident left her unable to do the things she loved. Although Claire was determined from the start to make the best out of the situation there were plenty of days Claire struggled to even get the motivation to get out of bed. She discharged herself from hospital after only 8 weeks, did a lot of rehab (and still does) and over time she found strength and courage to rebuild her life by finding new interests and work as well as raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for research.

In 2012 Claire became headline news worldwide. She was the first (and only) paralysed person to walk the London Marathon, she did it in a pioneering robotic suit. It took 17 days and raised £210,000 for Spinal Research.  She was then invited to light the Paralympic cauldron in Trafalgar Square.

On 13th May 2013 Claire completed her next challenge handcycling 400 miles around parts of England and visiting many schools along the way to do inspirational talks raising another £85,000. Claire's next challenge will be on her motorbike as she has been given the unique opportunity to ride a lap of all of the circuits in the Bennetts British Superbike Championships. Before each race she will be interviewed before being lifted onto the bike and completing a lap of the circuit in front of 1000's of Superbike fans ...  a truly daunting but fantastic challenge for Claire. We are delighted that Claire will be signing her book “Finding My Feet” dubbed “the Inspirational Story of the lady who just won't give up” by Richard Branson, at the Ladies Luncheon 2019.

to book call 01785 270808.

The Ladies Luncheon is kindly sponsored by Hixon Airfield Services.