Interact Annual Luncheon 2016 - RAC Club, Pall Mall
- Category: London West
- Published: Monday, 20 February 2017 11:13
Steve Oliver, Chairman of Interact UK, and Rob Seller, Chairman of London West photographed at the prestigious RAC Club in Pall Mall, where Interact hosted the Annual Interact National luncheon. In this photograph, both Steve and Rob can be seen networking with assembled members and their guests in the Great Room at the famous location in Pall Mall.
With over 500 members from across the UK, and their guests attending, the event was once again a great success. We would like to thank the catering team at the RAC Club for the excellent 3-course lunch with fine wines, and Suzanna Bester, Events Manager for the Interact Club for her impeccable organisation of this stunning annual event.
We were all in awe of our guest speaker, Simon Weston OBE who gave a very personal, emotional at times and moving talk about his experiences in the military, his miracle recovery from the major life threatening severe burns that he suffered as a result of the bombing of Sir Galahad in 1982, and how he has turned his life around, and raised a family, developed a business, alongside his continued charity work. We all took away a feeling of gratitude to the many people that serve our country and protect us from threat, and even more so that we were able to enjoy our lunch in safety and far from harm.
Steve Oliver, Chairman of Interact and Chairman of MLM Group said "We owe a huge debt of thanks to all in the armed forces, and in particular to Simon Weston for giving us an insight into his career, the challenges he faced, and how he has overcome a most horrendous attack, which would have broken any man. However, Simon's speech was truly inspiring, a story of triumph over adversity, and he is to be replaced for his quite incredible success in his personal life and career. Simon is a lesson to us all, to be grateful for what we have, and that we can overcome adversity and challenge if we put our minds to it."
Sarah Chapman, Chapman Consulting