Book your place at our live online book launch to celebrate the publication of John Hambly’s memoir Samson Rising, on Wednesday 23rd September at 6.30 – 7.30pm. The event login is: https://app.sli.do/event/lprayyoh
Samson Rising is a wonderfully uplifting read which will resonate with people from all walks of life. From childhood days growing up on a tough Cornish council estate during the 1960s and ’70s, through to establishing a bespoke Multiple Sclerosis therapy centre in Surrey, John Hambly’s life has been quite a roller-coaster.
Join special guests Jason Leonard and Andy Gomarsall, as they are live streamed into our virtual event to share their personal thoughts about key themes in the book – from a shared love of the Cornish landscape to the power of the rugby community and resilience in the face of adversity.
Guarantee your virtual seat at the You Tube live streamed book launch, by contacting Jane Ward, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about Samson Rising and its author, John Hambly here.
Our Special Guests:
Jason Leonard gained a world record-breaking 114 caps for England during his 14-year international rugby career. His amazing achievements include England’s Rugby World Cup win in 2003, as well as 4 Grand Slams. Jason played in 4 World Cups and went on 3 British & Irish Lions tours, for which he gained 5 additional caps. At club level, he made a massive 290 appearances for Harlequins, spanning both the amateur and professional game. His list of accomplishments earned him an MBE for services to sport in 2002, which became an OBE after England’s Rugby World Cup success. Even since his retirement in 2004, Jason has remained highly involved in the world of rugby. He was President of the RFU from 2015-2016 and was recently appointed Chairman of the British & Irish Lions. Jason has supported the work of the Samson Centre for MS in Guildford over the years visiting on a number of occasions.
Andy Gomarsall played rugby professionally for 16 years, winning the World Cup in 2003, and playing in the final of RWC 2007. He was awarded an MBE for services to rugby in 2004. Playing at scrum-half for Gloucester Rugby, Harlequins and London Wasps, Andy played over 300 games during his professional career in addition to representing his nation on 35 occasions. Andy recently presented John Hambly with an award at the Sport Gives Back Ceremony, broadcast on ITV.