Kajaki’s David Elliot becomes an H4H 4×4 Rally Patron

We are pleased to announce that actor David Elliot has agreed to be a patron.
 
David recently starred in the BAFTA nominated ‘Kajaki: The True Story’, where a small unit of soldiers is positioned on a ridge overlooking the Kajaki dam. A three-man patrol sets out to disable a Taliban roadblock. In a dried out river bed at the foot of the ridge, one of the patrol detonates a land mine, blowing off his leg and setting into motion a desperate rescue mission.
 
David portrayed the character of Mark Wright, GC in ‘Kajaki’. Mark remained in the minefield, and ordered others out; he was also himself injured by another mine. Throughout, he maintained the morale of the other wounded soldiers despite his serious injuries, including an impromptu rendition of “Happy Birthday” for a comrade also immobilised by the blasts. Sadly, Wright later died of his wounds during the flight to the field dressing station.
 
On 17 August 2009, the first purpose-built Army Recovery Centre to be set up in the UK was officially opened and named “Mark Wright House” in his honour. The centre has been jointly developed by the army and the charities Erskine and Help for Heroes, and is based at Erskine’s Edinburgh Home in Gilmerton. The centre provides a dedicated 12-bed unit for army personnel recovering from injuries, and is designed to ease the transition from medical care at centres such as Headley Court to a return home. As such, the facility also provides facilities for the families of the injured personnel.
 
David says “I am very proud and honoured to be a patron for Help For Heroes 4X4 European Rally. I really hope they smash their £1,000,000 target and raise as much as possible for this important charity helping our returning and wounded heroes.”
 
To see Press Release visit: PRESS RELEASE: David Elliot Patron
 
To find out more about our patrons click: http://www.h4hrally.co.uk/patrons
 
On Friday 23rd March David was on BFBS Radio to promote our event and also his movie, Kajaki.
Click the play button below to hear the interview:

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