ANT MIDDLETON ANNOUNCED AS AMBASSADOR AND PLEDGES SUPPORT TO PILGRIM BANDITS
Ex Special Forces operative, Ant Middleton, who is best known as the Chief Instructor from Channel 4’s hit show, SAS: Who Dares Wins has become an Ambassador for the elite military charity Pilgrim Bandits.
Pilgrim Bandits Charity was formed by Special Forces Veterans almost ten years ago and provides gruelling expeditions for amputee and injured servicemen and women from all the armed forces as well as Fire, Police and Ambulance services. The charity also visits schools, care homes, colleges and young offenders’ institutes to inspire underprivileged young people in partnership with the Prince’s Trust. Pilgrim Bandits is also the only military charity to fund Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to speed recovery. The charity also provides residential training for valuable kayaking qualification to enable injured to combine their military skills with credentials to find employment in the leisure sector. www.pilgrimbandits.org
“Pilgrim Bandits’ ‘no sympathy’ ethos strikes a chord with my understanding of how injured servicemen and woman want to live their lives after the forces. As a veteran of the SBS I know that these people have fought for their country and been injured doing something that they loved and believed in, they deserve respect but certainly don’t want pity. I thrive on tough challenges and Pilgrim Bandits sets tasks for these men and women that enable them to continue to push their limits, which is exactly what they want to keep on doing and I can’t wait to get involved.” – Ant Middleton, Ambassador to Pilgrim Bandits Charity
“We met Ant at The Sun Military Awards and hit it off straight away. We are delighted to have him on board representing our injured. We will be sitting down with him soon to plan which challenges and events he can join us for, he has committed to be involved in as many activities as his work schedule allows – he can also expect no sympathy!” – Steve Beard, General Manager for Pilgrim Bandits Charity.
Photo: Ant Middleton with Ben Parkinson MBE and Steve Beard of Pilgrim Bandits Charity