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Veterans' Foundation Announce New Ambassador

November 03 2023

The Veterans' Foundation is proud to announce that former Royal Marines Commando and triple amputee Mark Ormrod has been appointed as a new Ambassador for the charity.

Mark’s life changed forever when he stood on an improvised explosive device on Christmas Eve 2007, becoming the UK's first triple amputee from the Afghanistan conflict.

The blast took both his legs and his right arm, but since that day, Mark has never let these injuries define him and has since achieved a long list of truly incredible things.

Some of his staggering accolades and successes include winning Gold at the Invictus games, being awarded an MBE and receiving a Pride of Britain Award.

Dedicated to contributing to the organisations that have significantly aided his recovery, Mark has been a tireless advocate for military charities - the Veterans’ Foundation is one that’s very close to his heart. 

Now, as he steps into the role of Ambassador for the Veterans’ Foundation, he is poised to further the reach and impact of a charity that resonates deeply with his personal mission.

"I’m honoured to announce that I’m now an Ambassador for this incredible organisation," said Mark.

"What’s especially important to me is that the Foundation doesn’t just help veterans; it helps their families too, and this is why I’ve joined the charity on its quest to change and save lives."

"We’ve got some amazing projects in the pipeline to tackle many of the issues affecting our armed forces community with PTSD, injury, and homelessness being just some of them," he added.

"Together we are going to take this journey of raising awareness and vital funds for our British heroes to the next level."

With an array of transformative projects on the horizon, Mark's ambassadorship is set to champion the cause of veterans and their loved ones, tackling pivotal issues that affect their lives.

His role signifies a commitment to elevating the welfare of those who have served and sacrificed for their country, ensuring that they receive the recognition and support they so richly deserve.

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