Mr. Simon Weston CBE DL

January 5, 2024

Mr. Simon Weston CBE DL

In 1982 the Sir Galahad was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands. On board was Simon Weston, Welsh Guardsman, a name and face that was going to become well known for his struggle to overcome his injuries (46% burns) and redefine his role in life. Simon's road to physical, spiritual and mental recovery saw him active in several highly successful ventures. He remains a tireless worker for charity and his charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours. He was also awarded Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2002 in recognition of his bravery and his charity work in the region. He has appeared in the Top 100 Merseysiders list in 2003 and honoured as one of the top 100 Welsh Heroes in 2004. His charitable work has led him to establish Care after Combat, a charity aimed at helping soldiers and their families following their experiences. He has more recently become a doting grandfather to young Zachary and Iris. Showing that his life is one of triumph over adversity. Simon is also a successful businessman and in 2012 established Weston Facilities Management Company. In 2016, in recognition of all his work in the intervening years Simon was given the honour of a CBE at the palace. Once again, the honour was bestowed upon him by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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