Warwick Davis becomes ambassador for Variety, the Children’s Charity
Warwick Davis is well known for his charitable efforts. He recently participated in BGC’s Charity Day to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Now he has been named an ambassador for Variety, the Children’s Charity, an organization that helps children who are coping with illness, disability, or disadvantage.
His formal induction took place this past Friday at the conclusion of the Stonegate Pub Company’s Britain’s Biggest Pub Tour, a fundraising event for Variety. The tour ran throughout the summer and visited 614 pubs. A giant Pledge Passport was passed from pub to pub using unconventional methods of transportation such as roller skating, barrel rolling, and waterskiing. In total, the tour raised £275,000 for Variety.
The finale event was 1920s-themed and saw Warwick reunited with his former Star Wars co-star, Hugh Quarshie. Quarshie good-naturedly admitted that Warwick hadn’t changed much over the years. Check out photos from the event below.
Warwick said of his new position as ambassador,
The welfare of our disadvantaged and disabled young children should be at the top of every agenda, so I’m honored to represent Variety, the Children’s Charity, and the incredible work it does across the country.
Variety, The Children’s Charity, has had many celebrity supporters in the past, with recent backers including Sir Michael Caine, James McAvoy, Barbara Windsor, and Joan Collins. The charity’s Chief Barker (chairperson), Trevor Green, acknowledged the past support of the show business community and is happy to move forward with Warwick.
I would like to thank Warwick for agreeing to dedicate some time to the charity[;] we know that, with his further support, we can mobilise more people around the country to help improve the lives of others less fortunate.
Variety helps disadvantaged children through funding children’s hospitals and hospices, providing in-home medical equipment, funding youth clubs, and more. Find out more about the charity on its website.