Join us for our Disability History Month Lecture: The Power of 7 hosted by Martine Wright.
The Power of 7 Wednesday 30th November 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start The Gallery, The Catalyst, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent Martine Wright MBE is a survivor of the terrorist attacks on the London underground, which happened on 7/7/2005. Since losing both her legs in the Circle line bombing, she has rebuilt her life and even participated as a Team GB Paralympian in London 2012. In a bid to inspire others, Martine will talk about how she has used her mantra, the Power of 7, to build positivity, structure and purpose into her forever changed world. As 52 people lost their lives in a series of attacks across London, she was the last survivor pulled from the train in Aldgate, losing her legs, and very nearly her life. The events of 7/7 are one bookend of her life in which her remarkable fight for recovery and rehabilitation culminated in becoming a Team GB Paralympian, appearing at London 2012. In tribute to those that died that day Martine chose to wear the number 7 team shirt and will share with you how she developed and adopted her mantra of the ‘Power of 7’ to provide resilience, positivity, structure and new purpose into her much-changed world. Her compelling story of survival to sporting success and her easy and refreshingly honest approach will provide inspiration and clear key messages to all who take part in Martine’s presentation. • Make your choice • Maximise your opportunities • Embrace change positively • Teamwork • Marginal gain • Team me • Believe