February Networking Breakfast - Key Moments
- Posted on: 22nd February 2019
- Posted in: News
We hosted yet another packed #NetworkPompey event this morning, as some of the best businesses from Hampshire and afar joined us in the Victory Lounge at Fratton Park to make valuable new contacts, enjoy breakfast, and listen to an intriguing talk from our guest speaker, Geoff Holt MBE!
By the age of 18 Geoff had sailed three transatlantic crossings, however in summer 1984 he suffered a serious neck break leaving him paralysed from the neck down. Before the injury sailing was his life, meaning Geoff couldn't mentally bring himself to get back on a boat for seven years. However, not letting his injury get in the way of what he loved doing, in 2007 Geoff sailed around Great Britain in what he calls his personal Everest. Not settled with that, in 2010 Geoff became the first quadriplegic to sail unassisted across the Atlantic! Geoff founded the only motor boating charity in the UK, Wetwheels, which takes approximately 6000 people a year on the water via fully accessible boats to provide boating opportunities for all. Find out more about Wetwheels and how you can get involved HERE.
Taking place on Friday 29 March, the annual Wear A Hat Day fundraiser will see people don their hats to raise vital funds for the Brain Tumour Research charity. Find more info about how you can get involved HERE.
Looking to host an event in Hampshire? Fratton Park have a variety of welcoming lounges to cater for all types of conferences and events. Find more info HERE.