Monday 7th November 2016

An Evening with Simon Weston

Join us for an evening with Simon Weston. Simon will be joined on stage by his friend and BBC Radio Devon presenter, David FitzGerald. They will talk about Simon’s life before, during and after the catastrophic events on board the RFA Sir Galahad in the Falklands in 1982.

In his first appearance of this kind in Exeter, Simon will take to the stage with David, who is himself a charismatic speaker and mid morning presenter on BBC Radio Devon.

On his website, Simon says, “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. ”

Simon is described as an inspiring and moving speaker who is humorous and engaging. His enthusiasm is infectious and he is a master in topics such as:

Overcoming adversity
Accepting change
Dealing with challenges
Liking the person you are
Inspiring others

Simon is a highly sought after speaker and spaces are limited at the event.

DATE: Monday 7th November – bar opens 7pm for a 7.30pm start

VENUE: Duckworth Suite at Exeter Golf and Country Club

TICKETS: £10 members / £15 non members

Tickets are available now from Reception or via 01392 874139 /


Simon Weston at Yeovil Literary Festival 23rd October 2016


It was the conflict of a generation and one that many will never forget. On the second of April 1982 Argentina invaded the Falklands Islands with the aim of recapturing them through a claim that they had inherited the islands from Spain in the 1800′s. The Islands, which had been controlled by Great Britain for nearly 150 years, became a battle ground and the UK government were quick to defend both the Islands and it’s inhabitants.

What was to follow saw the deaths of 655 Argentine Soldiers and 255 British Serviceman. Amongst those who were sent to the conflict was Simon Weston OBE. In one of the most horrific moments of the conflict the RFA Sir Galahad was bombed by two Argentine planes, aboard at the time was Simon. This was an event which would change his life forever.

Eventually, and against the odds, Simon escaped the burning and buckled ship, but only after suffering 46% burns to his body. Today he has become one of the most recognised faces of the conflict and for the first time ever Simon is taking to the stage to tell his story with no holds barred. Guiding him from that fateful day to current times is David Fitzgerald, former Sky news anchor and close friend. There will be highs and lows; questions that only a friend as close as David could ask, with answers only Simon could give. From his unique perspective Simon will share shocking truths about the conflict, about the day the Sir Galahad was attacked and about the impact the event and its consequences have had since.

Simon Weston; My Life, My Story is a truly inspirational show about one mans journey from the front line of war, being on the edge of death, to today being a happy and contented Father, Grandfather and national treasure.

Tickets: £16

A £1 Ticket Levy is included in all stated ticket prices.


The Military Wives at Exeter Cathedral.

David FitzGerald had been asked to host the Exeter Cathedral concert on Monday 28th November.


September 3rd 2016 Plymouth a great success.

A great night at The Holiday Inn Plymouth for Macmillan with a lot of money raised. Over 125 people sat down to a wonderful meal and great entertainment from a big band. Thank you to everyone who donated time and money for the event. David FitzGerald hosted the auction.


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