International Rescue Corps is delighted to announce its new patron – Simon Weston OBE.

Simon follows in the footsteps of HRH Princess Anne, Sir Richard Branson and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Simon Weston:

“I am extremely honoured to have been asked to be patron to this wonderful charity. I have always had the utmost respect for everyone who has worked in International Rescue and there can be no better mission motto than that of “United to Save Life”. These guys put the lives of others first and often enough find themselves in areas of peril and danger.
I have had first-hand experience of being rescued from a military conflict and without the knowledge and expertise of those who transported me, I would not be alive today
Responding to man-made and natural disasters, the International Rescue Corps can within 24 hours, even less time sometimes, mobilise themselves and get to the scene of the disaster and save lives. This is not a 9 to 5 organisation. This is a 24 hour a day/7 day a week operation and all of the members of the corps are there for one reason – “United to Save Life”.
I would not only encourage people to donate to this fantastic organisation but to get involved too. Become a member and get involved in the training and you can become part of a rewarding team that changes and saves lives.

I look forward to working with the team and being part of great organisation”.

Best wishes

Simon Weston OBE

Simon Weston OBE Image Courtesy of Alan Hamer
Simon Weston OBE – Image Courtesy of Alan Hamer
John Wilkinson, IRCs Operational Director said:

“IRC is proud to have Simon on board and would like to welcome him into our family. We hope we will have a long and fruitful relationship with him and we would love him to come along to some of our training sessions to meet our members and share his experiences with us.”