Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire has been invited by the HALO Trust to become a HALO Ambassador.
The HALO Trust has been saving lives and helping war-torn communities recover for over thirty years by clearing landmines to make their land safe. It employs around 10,000 people in 28 countries, including Ukraine and Afghanistan.
Most HALO staff are local people trained to clear landmines and explosives from their own communities. The Trust was made famous when Princess Diana visited a minefield being cleared by HALO staff in Angola in 1997. Prince Harry has continued his mother's legacy in supporting HALO's work.
James Cowan, HALO CEO, said: “We are delighted that Sir Gavin Williamson is able to join The HALO Trust as a HALO Ambassador. He joins a valuable group of academics, policy-makers from across the political spectrum and supporters who provide us with strategic advice and the benefit of their varied experience."
Sir Gavin said: “I am absolutely honoured to join the HALO Trust as a HALO Ambassador and to be able to contribute to their invaluable work. I have seen first-hand the positive and life-saving impact of their work in both in Somaliland and in Ukraine and look forward to supporting them further in their future work.”