Recognising Achievement

Presented by Olympic multi-gold medal winner, Matthew Pinsent, to the individual who has best utilised their endeavour to promote and catalyse their recovery, this was presented to Kelly Ganfield, a member of the UK Invictus team.

Kelly said: “This means a great deal to me because I not only did this for me, I did this for my little 3-year-old daughter who has got cerebral palsy, and I wanted to prove to her that anything is possible in life no matter what you go through.”

Celebrating Excellence

Presented by The Duchess of Sussex, this award was given to the individual who has achieved excellence in their chosen sport or adventurous challenge. The winner of this award was Nathan Forster, who learned to fly microlights with ‘Flying for Freedom’ and is now a commercial airline pilot for TUI.

Nathan said: “This award isn’t really for me, it’s for everyone who has helped me along the way. I didn’t think I’d be standing here all these years ago when I was first brought back in a CASEVAC back from Afghanistan and I didn’t think I’d be doing what I’m doing today. It’s a real testament to the help and support I’ve had.”

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