On Tuesday 16th November Rob Rinder MBE appeared on Celebrity Who Wants to Be A Millionaire and won an amazing £32,000 for Jewish Blind & Disabled. Overall Rob won £64,000 with the other half of the prize money going to Buttle UK – a charity dedicated to helping children and young people in crisis in the UK.
Rob got to the 12th question out of 15 and after using his last lifeline and phoning friend Clare Balding, who wasn’t sure on the answer to the question ‘In which James Bond film is 007 shown to kill only one person’, decided to walk away with the prize money he had already secured of £64,000.
This support means that we can continue to transform the lives of more people who have a physical disability and/ or vision impairment through independent living and support either in a mobility apartment located in one of our 7 developments or through our support services provided within someone’s own home.
Chief Executive, Lisa Wimborne commented: “It is not very often that an independent Jewish charity like Jewish Blind & Disabled gets a mention on prime-time national TV and is awarded a generous prize sum too. Having this recognition and support from Rob Rinder, the son of a tenant is all the more special. Rob has seen first-hand the impact of our work, what better endorsement can we get? His decision to nominate us as one of his chosen charities means so much to us”.