Gogglebox star Ellie Warner is launching a campaign to help people suffering from brain injuries and is asking for donations… after her partner Nat fought for his life following a car accident
Ellie Warner is leading a campaign to help people with brain injuries after her partner Nat Eddleston fought for his life following a car accident in March.
The Gogglebox star’s partner suffered a fractured neck and back, two collapsed lungs and was on life support following the March 18 horror tragedy.
The 31-year-old, who is raising funds for brain injury charity Headway, shared a post on Facebook to urge friends and family to donate.
Charity: Gogglebox star Ellie Warner has launched a campaign to help people with brain injuries while asking for donations
Nat, who appeared on the show with Ellie during the Covid-19 lockdown, was drinking at his local pub before the collision, which happened just after midnight.
The car’s windshield was said to have been smashed and the roof crushed in the incident, with the vehicle reportedly continuing 100 meters before stopping.
There were fears Nat would remain brain damaged and spend weeks in intensive care – but he is now on the mend and was recently spotted wanting to wear a head brace.
In a message posted to Facebook, Ellie – who has appeared alongside sister Izzie on the hit Channel Four show for the past five years – revealed details of her crusade to help others.
Horror accident: It comes after her partner Nat Eddleston had to fight for his life after being hit by a car earlier this year
Getting in touch: In a message posted to Facebook, Ellie – who has appeared on the hit Channel Four show alongside sister Izzie for five years – revealed details of her crusade to help others
She explained: “For my birthday this year, I am asking for donations to Headway – the brain injury association. I chose this charity because its mission means a lot to me and I hope you will consider making a contribution to celebrate with me. Every little bit helps me to reach my goal.
“Headway’s mission is to advance understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide important information, support and services to people living with brain injury, their families and caregivers. Facebook handles the donation processing without fees.’
While a source added to Web: “Nat and Ellie have been to hell and back but Ellie is determined to now turn the nightmare into a positive by trying to help others who are going through the same struggles.
Tragic: Nat, who appeared on the show with Ellie during the Covid-19 lockdown, was drinking at his local pub before the collision, which took place just after midnight on Saturday March 19
Road to recovery: There were fears Nat would remain brain damaged and spend weeks in intensive care – but he is now on the mend and was recently spotted for wearing a head brace
“She hopes people will join the crusade so they can raise big money for an amazing cause. Nat has taken great care of her and Ellie is fully committed to making sure help is there when others need it, as she and Nat have done.”
Ellie and Nat bought their first home together last year, a 1930s semi-detached house in Leeds.
While she and Izzi first appeared on Gogglebox in 2015 after Ellie was approached by a friend who was working on casting for the show.
Show staples: Ellie and Izzi first appeared on Gogglebox in 2015 after Ellie was approached by a friend who was working on the show’s casting