Our Patron - Nile Wilson
“When Ceri contacted me to ask if I would be patron for The Millie Wright Children’s Charity it was an immediate ‘YES!’. Millie and I have so much in common, primarily our love for gymnastics. Millie was in the Elite Squad at Leeds and would often train at the same time as me. She understood the importance of mental health and wellbeing, something I am very passionate about. I really want to do all I can to help this incredible charity”.
Nile with Ceri Wright, co-founder of The Millie Wright Children's Charity
Introducing our Patron
Nile Wilson is one of Great Britain’s greatest ever gymnasts and has been a trailblazer for the sport in many different ways. He won a Bronze Medal in the Horizontal Bar at the 2016 Rio Olympics which was Team GB’s first ever Olympic medal in the discipline.
He is also England's most successful ever gymnast at a Commonwealth Games following his 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals in 2018. Yet, Nile is so much more than just a gymnast – a YouTuber with over 1.5 million subscribers and 350 million total views; a social media influencer; a highly successful entrepreneur; an advocate for mental health awareness; and a powerful voice within his sport over the historic treatment of gymnasts.
Nile himself has been very open about his own personal struggles with mental health issues and gambling. Nile is an inspiration to millions due to his accomplishments, his humour and, most importantly, his honesty in life.