Inspirational speaker, author and tennis player Sam Jalloh at Southport Beach. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport

Inspirational Southport speaker Sam P Jalloh is hosting a special night titled ‘Yes I Can – How Tennis Saved My Life’. 

The event will take place at Bridge Chapel Centre in Liverpool on Tuesday 16th July 2024 from 6pm. 

You can book tickets via this link here

Sam is a war survivor, a BBC Inspirations Awards 2020 recipient, a TEDx Speaker, an ex Sierra Leonean Tennis player, a professional tennis coach, a globe trotter and the author of the acclaimed books ‘How Tennis Saved my Life’ and ‘Can’t Break the African Spirit’’.

Sam Jalloh will tell his harrowing story of how he grew up in a war-torn west African country, Sierra Leone, and against all the odds managed to escape and build a successful career in tennis and motivational speaking.

The dad-of-two has enjoyed living in Southport for the past 20 years. 

Sam will be joined by a stellar panel of special guests including:

  • BBC presenter Richard Askham
  • Businessman Simon Valentine
  • Opera singer Sophie Clarke
  • Media expert Roy Basnett.

Yes I Can will be a night of inspiration and entertainment with amazing special guests. 

One of Sam’s strengths is using his experiences of growing up to inspire and change young lives. 

He is looking for any companies that might be interested in sponsoring tickets for young people to attend. 

He said: “We are looking for partners to help sponsor young teenagers to be part of this wonderful show that would help inspire them to stay away from knife, guns and drug crimes, and to never give up in life, or join gang groups that will hurt their lives and future.

“For £250 you would give 20 teenagers this amazing opportunity to come to the show on the 16th July and be inspired. 

“All funds raised will go to our Motivate Africa Programmes 2024, helping underprivileged children. 

“It takes one story, one person, one community to change the life of a child. if you want to be our partner to help change lives – please be in touch via:

“Please help by sharing this message and let’s build an inspirational community for our people.” 

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