Bear Grylls becomes RNOH Appeal ambassador

Bear Grylls

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital’s (RNOH) Redevelopment Appeal has announced its new ambassador, Bear Grylls.

Best known as an adventurer, writer and television presenter, Bear will be one of a selection of appeal ambassadors, which aims to raise £15 million by 2016. He was, aged 23 at the time, the youngest Briton to summit Mount Everest and is the current Chief Scout.

Bear, whose Man vs Wild television series (known as Born Survivor in the UK) is one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers, said he is so proud to be an ambassador for the RNOH’s Redevelopment Appeal.

“As someone who spent just under a year undergoing rehabilitation after a serious back injury, I know from first-hand experience the importance of such care,” he said.

"Watch this and you'll get it - together we can help change lives: I am so determined to support those who most need our help. The RNOH Appeal is an incredible way to help heal many brave people."

Rosie Stolarski, the RNOH Charity’s Head of Fundraising, said that the news about Bear’s involvement with the Appeal had been greeted with excitement by everyone at the hospital.

“We’re thrilled to have Bear on board,” she said.

“He is, of course, a huge name all around the world, and his support represents a major boost for the RNOH’s campaign to raise £15 million by 2016.”

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