Judge Rob Rinder wins big for Jewish charity

TV personality Rob Rinder MBE put his knowledge to the test when he appeared on Celebrity ‘Who Wants to be A Millionaire?’ raising thousands of points for Jewish Blind & Disabled in the process.

The show, which was broadcast in November, showed Rinder getting as far as question 12 out of a possible 15, before using his last lifeline to phone his friend Clare Balding to help him answer a question about James Bond. When she was unable to answer, “In which film is 007 shown to kill only one person”, he decided to walk away with an impressive £64,000.

The prize money will be split between JBD and Buttle UK, a charity dedicated to helping children and young people in crisis in the UK.

For JBD, receiving such a significant donation will help the organisation continue their work in transforming the lives of people with physical disability or visual impairment.

Its mobility apartments are located in seven developments across London and Essex, where JBD help people to live independently. They are also able to provide support services in people’s own homes.

During the show, Rinder explained to host Jeremy Clarkson why the organisation was close to his heart, as it provides a home for his own father, David.

Rinder has supported the charity for many years and has described JBD as ‘a light in the darkness’ in helping him deal with his father’s illness.

JBD’s Chief Executive, Lisa Wimborne, thanked him for his ‘ongoing support for the charity and recognition of the work that we do’.

“It’s 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. His decision to nominate us as one of his chosen charities means so much to us. As the son of a tenant, she commented, he has seen first-hand the impact of our work and what better endorsement can we get?”



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