The Stig returns to Bristol for charity speech
STUNTMAN and TV presenter Ben Collins is coming back to his home city to give a special talk for charity.
The man who is better known as The Stig from Top Gear is in Bristol on Thursday to give a talk about his life for the Jessie May charity.
Bristol-born Ben has had an extraordinary career of international motor racing, literary notoriety and stunt driving for some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters.
He will be sharing his incredible tales and experiences at the offices of Bristol law firm Clarke Willmott LLP to raise funds for the charity.
During his time Ben has raced in the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, presented Channel 5's Fifth Gear and worked as a stunt driver for the last two James Bond films.
He also is a patron of the Jessie May charity which helps support children with serious illnesses.
Ben said: "The team at the Jessie May do amazing work with children and young people with life limiting conditions, helping them and their families to have the best quality of life possible.
"I am delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile cause and look forward to sharing my adventures with my fellow Bristolians."
Kevin Jones, head of office at Clarke Willmott in Bristol, said: "Ben has certainly lived an extraordinary life and we are delighted to be hosting this fun-filled evening to benefit the Jessie May.
"We are long-term advocates of this exceptional charity and the brilliant work that they do for young people with terminal illnesses".
Julian Withers from Jessie May said: "We would like to thank Clarke Willmott for hosting this event and their on-going support of our work. Ben has been a fantastic patron for our charity, and we hope that this event will help to raise essential funds for children and young people with life limiting conditions, providing them with the very best quality of life possible and enabling them to exercise their right to live and to be cared for in their own homes with their families".
In addition to telling his story, Ben will be taking questions and will be available for photographs, so get your cameras ready.
A limited number of tickets are available and are bound to go fast, with suggested donations of £10 for adults and £5 for children and all proceeds going to Jessie May.