An Army officer who lost his losing his leg and right hand clearing land mines in Namibia enthralled his audience when he gave the talk at the annual Len Pick Trust memorial evening.
Chris Moon told how being threatened with execution by Khmer Rouge guerrillas in Cambodia and his Namibian experiences had re-shaped his life.
Len Pick Trust manager Adrian Smith said after the event: “His is a truly amazing example of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
“Just one year after leaving hospital he entered and completed the London Marathon!”
The memorial evening marked the 10th anniversary of the death of trust founder Len Pick and the event is held every year to celebrate his life and legacy and also give people in Bourne an opportunity to hear well-known personalities speak on matters of topical interest.
The event is also each year used to showcase some of the musical talent from the local schools.
This year, four groups of pupils from the Bourne Academy performed a variety of songs and musical accompaniments.