Paralympic athlete opens this year’s boat show  

Paralympian Aaron Phipps was guest speaker at the Hampshire Chamber Southampton Boat Show lunch. Picture: Scott Sinclair
Paralympian Aaron Phipps was guest speaker at the Hampshire Chamber Southampton Boat Show lunch. Picture: Scott Sinclair

A PARALYMPIAN spoke about the importance of resilience as he opened this year’s Southampton Boat Show.

Aaron Phipps, 35 from Totton, helped Hampshire Chamber of Commerce celebrate a half century of involvement in the Southampton Boat Show.

Aaron said: ‘We all have choices no matter what we do. Making a positive choice, rather than a negative one, can have such a powerful effect.’

Hampshire Chamber’s executive chairman Ross McNally said: ‘Aaron’s story really shows the importance of resilience and being motivated.’