Rav Wilding understands more than most what it is like to have your military career cut short by injury. He joined the 5th Airborne Brigade at 17 but a severe leg break meant his dream of a life in the British Army was over at just 22.
Rav then made a new life in the London Metropolitan Police which led to the beginning of his TV career on Crimewatch as a serving Policeman. He has since become a firm favourite on our TV screens.
He has been involved in various ways with Help for Heroes. Most recently he supported our Tough Mudder events taking part in one of the courses. He toughed it out with the best of them. He also joined us on a photoshoot to showcase our latest collection of Help for Heroes T-shirts and hoodies – natural in front of the camera.
Rav is glad to be involved. “I have seen at Tedworth House first-hand how much work goes into supporting those with injuries you can see as well as those you can’t.”
“I missed the feeling of a family unit you get in the Army. Help for Heroes really helps to keep that going which is so important. And you know they are not just supporting the injured men and women, they are supporting the family behind them as well.”
Also, he understands the importance of sport as part of recovery: “When you have had such a massive change in your life it is great to have a focus to direct your energy towards another goal.”