Amy Willerton becomes a charity ambassador for Haig Housing Trust
TV presenter and former Miss Great Britain Amy Willerton has joined the Coming Home campaign as a celebrity ambassador. The model turned TV host will help raise the profile of the campaign as well as highlighting the work of Haig Housing.
Amy will be following in the footsteps of former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding promoting the charity across the media and at events.
Amy, 24, said, ‘I’m so proud to be working with the Haig Housing Trust and supporting their fundraising campaign, Coming Home. This charity and the work it does represents the pinnacle of the British spirits by supporting troops who give up everything to keep us safe. Building and adapting homes for severely wounded servicemen and women as well as assisting with Veterans’ general housing needs gives them vital security when they return home’.
Haig CEO James Richardson said, ‘Haig Housing Trust is delighted to welcome the support and encouragement of Amy Willerton and as a new ambassador for the charity. Amy’s profile and deep understanding of the work we do will enable us to continue in the vital efforts of buying and adapting houses for severely wounded servicemen and women. Getting the right home to support the veteran and their family is essential to support transition from the military enabling preparation for a fruitful and productive life; it is the first big step of Coming Home’.
Following a successful career in the UK, Amy moved to the USA in 2016 and landed a hosting role on Fuse TV reaching 75 million households across America. Most recently she became the main presenter of Nigel Lythgoe’s Every Single Step, a DanceOn show competition for choreographers as a spin off to the hugely successful So You Think You Can Dance.
Amy grew up in Bristol, England and was scouted as a model at 15. Since then, Amy has travelled around the world and become a recognised face on the catwalks for brands such as Karen Millen and Guess. At 21, she won Miss Great Britain and became the only British contestant in it’s 60 year history to make the finals of Miss Universe - eventually placing 6th.
In 2013, Amy was flown to Brisbane, Australia to appear on ITV1’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! where she spent 24 days living in the Australian jungle and placed 5th. The show received its highest ever ratings in its 15 year history and Amy went up to collect the award at the National Television Awards as the series won Best Entertainment Show.
With the huge success of the show behind her, Amy’s television career continued to expand with continuous slots on Good Morning Great Britain, Celebrity Mastermind and Lorraine.
Through all her UK success, Amy maintains her philanthropy efforts by running marathons and organising charity events which have lead to features on CNN International and BBC World News . Her last big challenge was the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race where she sailed across the Atlantic. You can read about her adventures on her Huffington Post blog.
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