Lee Spencer: The Rowing Marine
25 September, 10:00 - 11:30
Lloyd’s, Fidentia House, Walter Burke Way, Chatham, Kent ME4 4RN, Chatham, United Kingdom
Awareness to Action - The 2018 launch event supports our campaign in Chatham to raise awareness about Disabilities and how you can overcome adversity, change your life, reach new goals and provide support to our local Community.
We will be joined by Lee Spencer, a serving Royal Marine for 24 years who lost his right leg, not whilst on duty but when providing assistance following an accident in 2014 on the M3 motorway in Surrey. Lee will take us through his amazing and inspirational journey and how, while he was recovering in hospital, planned his future and was shortlisted for a Pride of Britain Award the same year, was part of the first British military amputee team of four to row across an ocean and is also a Guinness World Record holder.
Lee is now preparing for a Double Guinness World Record to become the world’s first physically disabled person to row solo and unsupported from mainland Europe to mainland South America, attempting to beat the able bodied record set by Stein Hoff in 2002 of 96 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes.