In 2012, Mike took a sabbatical from work to raise over £100,000 in just 100 days for 100 charities based in and around Peterborough. Among the causes he supports locally are Anna’s Hope (for children with brain tumours), Phoenix School, and Family Voice. He continues to support these charities, in partnership with localgiving.com and Cambridge Community Foundation, as well as thousands of other organisations nationally.
Through the process of being a ‘secret millionaire’, Mike says he has learned something rare and important: “It's more rewarding to give it than it is to earn it."
For his inspirational support for local charities and enterprises and the opportunities he continues to create for local people, we are delighted to welcome Mike Greene into our Anglia Ruskin community.
On top of all this, Louis recently published an autobiography: Louis: My Story So Far, in which he describes his transformation from “a troublesome kid whose appetite for mischief knew no bounds”, to Britain’s most successful gymnast ever. Despite still being only 25, Louis offers this sage advice: “Set yourself clear, achievable goals, and go for them: success comes with hard work, discipline and self-motivation.”
Louis was appointed an MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to gymnastics.
In 2010, Warwick published his autobiography, Size Matters Not: The Extraordinary Life and Career of Warwick Davis. In the foreword, movie producer and director George Lucas says of him: “Warwick has already led an extraordinary life — actor, director, businessman and devoted husband and father. He has undergone tremendous physical and other challenges and has become an even stronger force of nature by overcoming them. For all that he has done and for his innate decency and integrity, he’s my hero.”