Andy Reid MBE was wounded in combat 10 years ago. Andy was on a routine patrol in Afghanistan in 2009 when he was involved in an incident. This resulted in him loosing three of his limbs. He now inspires and motivates thousands of people both in his home town of St Helens and further afield.
Andy now works across charity fundraising, motivational speaking and mentoring sessions as well as running his own businesses. Some of the challenges Andy has completed boggle the mind. They include running marathons, hand biking 100k, sky diving and completing the warriors challenge.
Also a motivational speaker Andy inspires people in a range of settings. Ranging from small intimate surroundings to large corporate events.
In May this year Andy made a stop at Totally Wicked on his Ambassadors challenge. He set himself the task of cycling one-handed around the North West of England. He would visit each of the organisations for whom he is an ambassador. This was all in order to raise funds for ABF The Soldier’s Charity.
He has deservedly collected The Sun’s Military Award ‘Overcoming Adversity’ 2010 and the Pride of St Helens Award. He has also met the Queen and not to mention his most recent achievement, an MBE.
Andy’s autobiography, Standing Tall released in 2013; an absorbing account of his time in the armed forces and his journey since.
We took some time to sit down with Andy this week, ten years after his injuries. Take a look at Andy Reid MBE answering some quick fire questions, as well as his story.