“Bionic woman” inspires guests at Yorkshire conference

Claire Lomas with Savills speakers

British campaigner, fundraiser and event rider, Claire Lomas MBE – known by many as the “bionic woman” – inspired Savills rural teams from across the North & Midlands as they gathered at Yorkshire’s Wetherby Racecourse for their annual conference last week.

Over 150 people from the division heard Claire’s remarkable story of how she completely transformed her life after an accident at Osberton Horse Trials in 2007, which left her with paralysis from the neck down. Claire spoke of the days when she struggled to adapt to her new way of life, but explained how sheer determination, discipline, will power and positivity helped her to make the most of every opportunity.

She said: “Before my accident, I would always shy away from public speaking but using my experiences to motivate others has become one of my biggest passions in life. It was a pleasure to address the Savills team in Yorkshire last week and I hope they have gone away feeling inspired to tackle the challenges that work and life presents them with. I truly believe that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.”

David Goodson, director and head of region for Savills rural division in the north, said: “This gathering provided an opportunity to celebrate our successes as a region whilst focusing our efforts to ensure we continue to improve for 2020 and beyond. Claire Lomas added a new dimension to the day and I hope that her talk has captivated the hearts and minds of the region.”

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