On 26 November 2015, NCM held an event for clients at the RAF Club in London. The highlight of the evening was a talk given by Captain David Wiseman. David was severely wounded in 2009 whilst on duty in the 2nd Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan, receiving a gunshot wound to the chest. Since then David has made a remarkable recovery. In 2012 David was part of a team of wounded ex-servicemen who set out to climb Everest, in support of Walking with the Wounded accompanied by NCM’s chairman Henry Chaplin. Only unseasonably warm weather and the resulting extremely dangerous conditions prevented the team from reaching the summit.
David has since been involved with The Endeavour Fund which was created by The Royal Foundation in 2012, and was Deputy Events Organiser for the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014. In addition to organising the event, David also competed and won 2 gold and 2 silver medals in the swimming competition.
We are grateful to David for his inspirational talk and sharing his experiences with us.