Gethin Jones

Television reporter and Strictly Come Dancing star Gethin Jones has been a loyal supporter of Renewable World ever since he presented our BBC Lifeline Appeal in 2013.

Whilst filming the appeal, Gethin visited some of the communities in Nepal that we work with, including a community who were benefiting from a solar-powered water pump installed by Renewable World. This water pump meant that women and young children didn’t have to spend hours each day making the hazardous journey to fetch water far away from their homes.

I was truly inspired by the work this amazing charity does and decided to become an Ambassador.

Then in 2014, Gethin Jones self-funded a visit to another Renewable World project, this time to Kenya.

We met people living in desperate poverty who are now seeing their lives completely transformed because of solar-powered Energy Hubs installed in their communities. They now have electricity to light their homes, chill their food and power their businesses. This means better education, better health, better incomes, better lives and better futures.

You can find out more about his trip to Kenya in this blog post, written by our Vice Chair Sarah Donnelly.

Gethin regularly helps us to promote Renewable World, and his support has led to our work being more widely recognised in the UK. Most recently, he helped host our 2016 Spring Reception and raised almost £3,000 by taking part in the 2016 London Duathlon.

Our BBC Lifeline Appeal

Watch Gethin Jones’s Lifeline Appeal for Renewable World below.

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