Falkand veteran Simon Weston is Britain’s most heroic figure . He visited the region to meet residents of a Teesside care home.
The nation’s favourite war hero had come to Guisborough Manor owned by St Martins Care, to meet residents. He spent the day touring the home,and sharing the first-hand inspirational story of his recovery.He had suffered life-changing injuries in the Falklands conflict in 1982.
When he was only 20 years, Simon suffered 46 per cent burns when the Sir Galahad military transport ship was bombed en route to Bluff Cove in the Falklands. From his platoon of 30 men, 22 were killed.Simon has endured years of reconstructive surgery, with 70 major operations.
Simon is an ambassador for the company St Martins Care.He feels that medical and practical support is plays a key role in aiding recovery from illness and trauma.He has become a passionate advocate and mentioned that he has been given expert and wonderful care throughout his life .He also mentioned and fully appreciate the importance of people who provided high quality care for others either for age or infirmity.
He enjoyed working closely with a Military Care Home for more than 20 years and this new role gives him the opportunity to be able to contribute to and develop a business dedicated to doing things passionately.He loves being there for people and he feels this role is a perfect fit for him to help people improve their quality of life and hopefully make them smile.