Most people know Bear Grylls from the Discovery Channel show Man vs. Wild, but he’s also involved in many philanthropic organizations, and many of his adventures have had a philanthropic purpose. Among the more interesting of his philanthropic endeavors is, perhaps, his twenty-two miles of rowing along the Thames, naked, and in a homemade bathtub boat, to raise funds for a friend who lost his legs in a climbing accident.
Other organizations that Bear Grylls currently supports, as listed on his website’s philanthropy page, include:
Tusk Trust UK, www.tusk.org
UK Scouts, www.scouts.org.uk
Rescue Global, www.rescueglobal.org
Global Angels, www.globalangels.org
ONE International, www.one.org/international
Comic Relief, www.comicrelief.com
RNLI Lifeboats, www.rnli.org.uk
Hope & Homes for Children, www.hopeandhomes.org
Want to know more about Bear Grylls, the survivalist?
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