Memory mastermind teams up with financial planning firm again for third educational tour

By Staff Reporter [email protected]

Published: September 22, 2022 | Updated: 24th September 2022

He’s a former firefighter-turned world memory record holder who successfully memorised and recited the mathematical formula Pi to 22,500 places.

And now, following on from the success of two educational tours, David Thomas, is returning to Dorset.

The world memory championships medallist and Sunday Times bestselling author is targeting state schools in Bournemouth, Poole and wider afield in Devon, Somerset, Hampshire and Kent.

As on previous occasions, Strategic Solutions Financial Services is supporting the ten-day tour.

In 2019 and 2021, the Bournemouth-based firm funded David’s visits to state schools on the south coast.

More than 10,000 students were coached on how to train their mind using powerful techniques to improve speed, retention, concentration and comprehension when studying for exams.

David said: “My greatest desire is to help students achieve their true potential.

“Showing them how to pass their exams is a great start as it maximises their opportunities once they leave school.

“Strategic Solutions staff share my philosophy and have invested their own hard-earned cash to help make this roadshow happen.

“Thousands of children will now get access to life-changing information through me that they otherwise would not have.”

The tour kicked off in Devon on September 20.

David and the Strategic Solutions team is then travelling to Yeovil, LeAf Studio in Bournemouth and St Aldhelm’s Academy in Poole before making final stops in Eastleigh and Folkestone.

The mission is driven by Strategic Solutions’ Community Foundation, which is chaired by Jeff Steninger.

His current committee consists of Abigail Stidworthy, Russell Tonks, Allan Cruse, Rachael Martin, Rob Silk, Dean Robertson, Lindsay Arnold, Kelly Roberts and Emma Turner.

Every year the foundation offers advisers at Strategic Solutions a voluntary scheme to give up part of their gross income to contribute to the fund.

This is matched by Strategic Solutions.

Recent projects include supporting the Dorset Deaf Children’s Society, Dorset Wildlife Trust and other educational projects including David Thomas’ tour.

  • To find out more about Strategic Solutions’ Community Foundation and how you can apply, please visit

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