BEN COLLINS aka ‘The Stig’:
We are pleased to announce that Ben Collins, better known as ‘The Stig’ from BBC’s internationally acclaimed Top Gear TV Show has agreed to be the patron for the H4H 4×4 European Rally. Ben, who has been a great supporter of Help for Heroes since his days as The Stig when he took members of the Band of Brothers around a race track, is delighted to be the patron for the rally.
Ben says: “I am delighted, honoured and privileged to be asked to be The Patron of The H4H European Rally. I never fail to be amazed by the sheer grit and determination of our forces and what they can achieve both on and off the battlefield. I have had the honour of meeting many of our Wounded Servicemen and Women over the last 6 years and am always humbled by what they achieve. Like the rest of the country, have nothing but admiration for them and will do all I can to support them”
Read more on the Help for Heroes website: http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/news/posts/2014/january/the-stig-and-h4h-4×4-european-rally
Often being referred to as the “Welsh Wonder”, glamour model Jessica Davies, from Aberystwyth, has been a supporter of Help for Heroes for a few years, which is a cause close to her heart as she has family in the Armed Forces.
Jess, now 21, has gone from beauty contests to the front pages of magazines such as Zoo, Nuts and FHM to being unveiled as the face of the ‘Hot Shots Calander 2015′, where half of the proceeds raised will be going to Help for Heroes.
Jess quotes: “I am honoured to be The Patron of the Help for Heroes 4×4 European Rally and wish them all the best with smashing through the £1,000,000 target in 2015!”
Find out more about Jess on her website: http://www.jess-davies.com
ITV4 Presenter & Championship winning racing driver Rebecca Jackson regularly presents on TV, is a Telegraph Motoring and Cars contributor and is also a respected motoring journalist and expert. Among her attributes she offers after dinner speeches, lectures to university students and motivational talks. Rebecca has been named Michelin Inspirational Woman for the 3rd year running.
Rebecca is also determined to compete in the prestigious ‘Le Mans 24 hour’ endurance race, respected as one of the toughest races that exists.
Having been involved in a car accident from which she took three years to recover, Rebecca knows only too well how the mental scars can be as debilitating as the physical ones. That’s why she recently provided passenger laps for wounded ex-servicemen at one of her race meetings and has also taken up running for charity.
Find out more about Rebecca Jackson on her website: www.rebeccaracer.com
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, but he was also himself injured by another mine. 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. Wright later died of his wounds during the flight to the field dressing station, after hours waiting for Cas evac rescue.
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.”
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Find out more about David Elliot on his IMDB website: www.imdb.com/name/nm2707511