David Holmes was Dan Radcliffe's stuntman for several of the Harry Potter films until he suffered a tremendous injury during filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in January of 2009. His injuries included severe spinal damage after he fell from an aerial sequence involving controlled explosions.
David is now the ambassador for The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore and has joined supporters for its bid on redevelopment. According to an article by This Is Local London, he stated:
“I spent time rehabilitating at the RNOH after my accident and the hospital’s sheer dedication got me through that difficult time. I had a hugely supportive medical team around me from the moment I arrived and was given fantastic support."
The Redevelopment Charity Appeal is hoping to raise 15 million GBP to invest in new facilities and family accommodation units for visitors. Rosie Stolarski, the RNOH Charity's Head of Fundraising stated:
“Redeveloping our facilities is vital if we are to continue to improve the way we treat patients and accommodate visitors. We’re incredibly grateful for David’s support and delighted that the redevelopment has been approved.”
If it's at all possible, you can donate to this fundraising right here.
Posted by Keith
04-05-2013 at 9:40 PM