​​'How can we be resilient in the face of challenges?'

4 October 2018 at 18:30

Hotel Parc Belair

Members and guests of the Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, came along to hear Mark Pollock to speak on Thursday 4th October at the Parc Hotel Belair.


Mark, a motivational speaker and explorer, is also blind and paralysed. Despite these enormous physical challenges, he has achieved so much - both in endurance sport and fund raising for research aimed at finding a cure for paralysis after injury. During his talk, Mark explored the areas of resilience and challenge under three themes: being a competitor or a passenger, being a realist or an optimist, and being a collaborator or a soloist. His life as an active young man to his present-day circumstances was mapped along these themes.

Mark also explained about his organisation, The Mark Pollock Trust, which aids research and clinical trials in developing technology aiming to enhance the life of those paralysed. The Run in the Dark series, co-founded by Mark, which now takes place in over fifty countries, raising funds for this research.


Q&A followed Mark’s talk and the evening ended with networking, drinks and canapes.

The Chamber would like to thank its members and guests for their continued support.

You can find out more about Mark’s trust here. For more information on Run in the Dark which takes place in Luxembourg this November follow the link.

- - Saran Buckingham

Photographs by Ali Sahib


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