Devon Federation of Women's Institute Spring Council Meeting
Our main speaker this year is Paralympian, Martine Wright
Martine Wright was the last survivor to be pulled from the Aldgate train during the London 7/7 terror attack in 2005. She lost both her legs and was in a coma for 10 days and underwent 10 months of surgery.
She considers herself a lucky woman with a whole new life of opportunities. Martine has since rebuilt her life, skydived, earned her pilot’s license, become a wife, become a mother, become captain of the British Paralympic Sitting volleyball team, charity ambassador, mentor to patients, Patron and an inspirational and motivational speaker.
Since competing for Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympics, Martine has gone on to present high-profile sporting events on the BBC and Channel 4, including the Paralympics and Invictus Games, and was a roving reporter at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. She was the Helen Rollason award winner at Sports Personality of the Year 2012 and last year was awarded an MBE for her services to sport and work as a role model for amputee athletes.
This conference is a private event organised but the Devon branch of the Women's Institute.