All in eastbourne

Natalie Mann

My sight loss has forced me into becoming someone I didn’t choose to be, and, for a very long time I didn’t want anything to do with the ‘new’ me. Complete and utter denial, bloody mindedness, sorrow, anger, grief, fear and stress (don’t forget the stress) became my emotional default setting. I had put myself well and truly in the ‘why me’ zone.

Jamie Bedwell

I believe high profile athletes have a fantastic opportunity to influence others in a really positive way and I want to use my platform to help people find their purpose. I have been working alongside the United Nations UK association to reduce the amount of unsustainable plastic being used in the bike and triathlon industry, called the Genesis 215 Campaign.

Zoe Carroll

The Sahara was chosen for the trek as the challenging conditions and environment were the nearest to Iraq and Afghanistan, meaning we were really able to visualise what our husbands went through during the time they served in the military. At College I want my students to have realistic expectations about a career in the Public Uniformed Services.

Ian Schofield

I worked for BT for 19 years, but I’ve always had a love for music. I didn’t enjoy my job as much as I used to and really wanted to study, but I didn’t quite know what. But as soon as I saw that music recording and production was a possibility, it was almost like an epiphany, everything else just stopped and I knew I had to come here.