Ed Jackson

Ed Jackson is a former professional rugby player who played at the highest level for over 10 years. Two years on from a serious accident that left him paralysed from the neck down, Ed is literally climbing mountains and wants to encourage others to never give up hope. 

Ed Jackson is a former professional rugby player who played at the highest level for over 10 years. Two years on from a serious accident that left him paralysed from the neck down, Ed is literally climbing mountains and wants to encourage others to never give up hope.

In April 2017, after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool, Ed broke his neck and suffered a spinal cord injury which left him paralysed from the neckdown. Doctors said that he would never walk again... but through sheer determination and intensive rehabilitation, Ed reached the summit of mountains within a year of his operation. Ed inspires others to overcome their fears and details how goals are achievable no matter how impossible they may seem.

Ed's life altering experience has provided him with an incredible ability to motivate people. Drawing on his own experiences, Ed takes you on an honest journey through his accident and highlights the ways in which he took a fearlessly active approach to defy all odds on the road to his recovery. After listening to Ed talk you will be inspired to push through adversity, embrace a more positive mindset and be introduced to the importance of persevering through obstacles with resilience and courage.

Ed is also the founder & trustee of Millimetres 2 Mountains, a charity that encapsulates the journey he has been on. 

In November 2019, Ed climbed Mera Peak! When not climbing mountains Ed can regularly be seen presenting and commentating on Channel 4. Ed was recently listed to appear as a part of the Channel 4 Paralympic coverage in summer 2020, before the event was moved to summer 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO BOOK ED JACKSON, CALL US ON +44 (0)20 7607 7070 OR EMAIL INFO@SPEAKERSCORNER.CO.UK

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