Danny Mills – Set to Shine this September
Danny Mills, the ex-England, Leeds and Manchester City footballer, is set to Shine this September as the pundit begins his quest to become Celebrity Masterchef 2012 as well as completing the first Archie Mills Memorial Challenge.
Mills, who will be on the hit BBC show from Monday 3rd September, will be doing his best to out-cook the other celebrity contestants in his bid to win the crown of Celebrity Masterchef 2012.
It is, however, his work as Patron for the charity Shine that has lead Mills to his most significant challenge of the year. Racing in memory of Archie, the son he lost ten years ago to spina bifida, Mills will cycle over 200 miles from Leeds2London and then, the following day, complete the Olympic-Plus distance of the Virgin Active London Triathlon.
It is expected that many cycling enthusiasts will join Mills along the Leeds2London route which has been divided into 6 stages and will travel through destinations including Leeds, Doncaster, Newark, Stamford, St. Neots, Stevenage and London.
Spina bifida • Hydrocephalus • Information • Networking • Equality – SHINE is the only national charity dedicated to supporting everyone affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Through their network of dedicated staff the charity are present from before birth and throughout the lives of those they support.
To ensure these services are always available, Shine relies on generous fundraisers and Mills, as their Patron, is leading the way this September, ‘It’s hard to explain how essential the work of Shine is, what we went through in losing Archie was terrible, the advice and support from Shine enabled us to cope at a time when all seemed lost.’
As Mills embarks on this new phase of life and adds a significant television presence to his extensive work on radio, he is fully committed to raising as much money as possible for the families affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
In addition to huge physical challenge he is taking on, Mills will also be promoting a celebrity cookbook, which is entirely the work of Rebecca Morris, a young lady living with a debilitating form of hydrocephalus. Rebecca has collated over 20 celebrity recipes into a book that will generate both awareness and funds for the charity’s work.
‘The book that Rebecca has put together is great example of how Shine impacts the lives of its members, the support Rebecca received from Shine enabled her to carry on, she then wanted to give something back and this book is top notch.’