RNIB announces Ron Hall as newest Celebrity Ambassador
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is delighted to announce ITV’s Love Island finalist Ron Hall as its newest Celebrity Ambassador
Ron, 25, from Essex, was working as a financial advisor before Love Island catapulted him into the spotlight. He was the first contestant on the hugely popular show to have sight loss, following a football accident when he was younger, which caused Ron to be blind in one eye.
In his first official as RNIB’s Celebrity Ambassador, Ron and his dad Rodney sit down and have a conversation as part of RNIB’s Conversations Between, which is a series tackling misconceptions and myths about sight loss. The pair unpack their Father and Son relationship and the role sight loss has played in their lives.
Ron said: “Growing up blind in one eye and dealing with the pain and some of the difficulties in day to day life, I wasn’t aware there was somewhere I could turn to for help or information so I'm genuinely ecstatic to be an ambassador for RNIB who do exactly what is needed to raise awareness and provide support to people living with sight loss and I'm proud to be able to help the charity on their mission.”
Vivienne Francis, RNIB’s Chief Social Change Officer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ron as one of RNIB’s Celebrity Ambassadors. Greater representation on TV is so important and is a catalyst to start conversations about inclusivity, challenging misconceptions of those living with sight loss, and can go a long way to increasing participation. We were backing Ron all the way in his stint in the ITV Love Island villa. Since then, Ron has helped RNIB in a number of ways to help break down barriers for blind and partially sighted people. We are grateful for his support, and we’re excited to continue working with him.”
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