New Ambassador: Amy Willerton
TV presenter and former Miss Great Britain, Amy Willerton is Coming Home's latest celebrity ambassador.
The model turned TV host will help highlight the work of Haig Housing Trust and raising the profile of the fundraising campaign, Coming Home. 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 Haig Housing Trust and supporting their fundraising campaign, Coming Home. This charity and the work it does represents the pinnacle of the British spirit by supporting troops who give up everything to keep us safe. Building and adapting homes for severely wounded Service men 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 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 Service men and women. Getting the right home to support the veteran and their family is essential to support transition from a Military role into Civilian life 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 Network 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. Leading to travels all around the world and becoming a recognised face on the catwalks for brands such as Karen Millen and Guess.
By 17 she was crowned Miss Bristol, and before 18 she had a won every pageant title in South West England. Before winning Miss London during the 2012 Olympic games.
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. She was then flown from Moscow to Brisbane to take part in 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 it’s highest ever ratings in it’s 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 Amy –Her television career continued to expand with continuous slots on Good Morning Great Britain, Celebrity Mastermind and Lorraine. Even joining the Russian Circus as part of ITV’s ‘Get Your Act Together’. And as a model was selected to represent brands such as Sure, Lipsy & Magnum – As the press hailed her as the ‘British Cindy Crawford’.
Through all her UK success, Amy maintains her philanthropy efforts, running marathons and organising charity events - leading to features on CNN international and BBC world news - recently speaking at the debating union at Oxford University. Her latest challenge will be sailing across the Atlantic for Clipper Round The World Yacht Race. She writes about her adventures in her Huffington Post blog.
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