Simon Weston, OBESimon Weston, OBE

In 1982 the Sir Galahad Royal Navy warship was completely destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands following an enemy attack.

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) and redefine his role in life. Simon had to endure many years of re-constructive surgery, including 70 major operations.

Today Simon takes the opportunity to convey his story in order to motivate and encourage those, who like him, want to move on to the next goal, whatever it may be! The only obstacles to achieving one’s targets and successes are those you create for yourself. His words never fail to inspire you.

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Ian Kelsey, ActorIan Kelsey, Actor

Ian Kelsey became a Patron of BURNAID when he met one of our patients Joseph Anderson when Joseph received the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award for his bravery in 2002.

Joseph sustained a terrible ordeal when he fell into a bath of scalding hot water when he was 2 years old. He was struck by Joseph personality and bravery and wanted to become more involved with Burnaid who supported the family while Joseph was a patient on the Burns Unit.

Ian has enjoyed a varied television and theatre career he appeared for three years as Casualty’s Dr Patrick Spiller, he earned quite a reputation for his gruff bedside manner.

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