Hemel Hempstead gymnast Max Whitlock has been named as an official ambassador for The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity’s redevelopment appeal.
The 21-year old Olympic medallist, who is competing at the Commonwealth Games this month, will support the appeal on a long-term basis in a further boost to the charity’s £15million initiative.
The news comes after Max’s appearance at the charity’s flagship fundraising event – the 12th annual Buttercup Walk – held in Stanmore last month where he performed two special routines during the event.
Max has been inspired by the positive attitude and determination of RNOH patient and friend David Holmes, former stuntman to Daniel Radcliffe.
“It is a great honour to be representing the charity’s appeal and I am excited to do all I can to help raise its profile,” said Max.
“I’ve been privileged to spend time with patients at the Buttercup Walk and hear about the incredible treatment they have received at the RNOH. It’s a very special hospital and I’m looking forward to working more closely with the charity.”
Rosie Stolarski, director of fundraising and development at The RNOH Charity, added: “Max has achieved incredible success already at such a young age and we are thrilled that he has agreed to become an ambassador.
“I know he will be a real inspiration to our patients, staff and supporters. His support will help raise The Charity Appeal’s profile and bring us one step closer to raising money to fund state-of-the-art equipment and new facilities that will help improve the lives of patients at the hospital.”