A WHEELY GOOD LIFE - AN EVENING WITH MIKE MACKENZIEhttp://www.brillvillage.co.uk/brilltalk/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=443
24 January 2014, Piddington Village Hall, £5 (to include refreshments and nibbles), tel. 01869 320950
Mike Mackenzie, who lives in Piddington, is ‘a multitasking legless paraplegic who specialises in achievement and getting on with life’ (taken from his own website: http://www.mikemackenzie.eu/
). He was injured during the war in Bosnia whilst working for an aid agency. The two people with him were killed, and Mike broke his ribs, collapsed his lung, lost his spleen, broke his hands, lost (eventually) both his legs, gave his head a serious bash and severed his spinal cord, resulting in paralysis from chest level. He is, however, an inveterate adventurer, whose hair-raising exploits show that paralysis doesn't stop life but merely alters the way you do things. He is an inspirational speaker, so this promises to be a fascinating and entertaining evening. Plus, there will be an opportunity to have your photograph taken holding a Paralympic Torch. All the proceeds from the evening will go towards the improvements that are planned for Piddington village hall, so do come along and discover what interesting neighbours you have.