Ian hoping to be hero of Horseback UK

Local man Ian Wren will be appearing in the Holding Out for a Hero television programme on Sunday evening, STV 7pm. Pictured at his home on Tuesday is Ian with on his laptop the day he recored his part of the show, Gethin Jones presenter and Jock Hutchison from Horseback UK the charity Ian will be winning the money for.
Local man Ian Wren will be appearing in the Holding Out for a Hero television programme on Sunday evening, STV 7pm. Pictured at his home on Tuesday is Ian with on his laptop the day he recored his part of the show, Gethin Jones presenter and Jock Hutchison from Horseback UK the charity Ian will be winning the money for.

A FORMER serviceman who now helps to raise money for forces causes is set to appear on a TV charity quiz show.

On Sunday, Arbroath man Ian Wren will be appearing on the ITV show Holding Out for a Hero, which is presented by ex Blue Peter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Gethin Jones.

The aim is for contestants to answer as many general knowledge questions correctly as they can for money.

Then at the end of the quiz whatever money they have earned is handed over to their chosen charity.

And Mr Wren was playing for forces charity Horseback UK, which helps injured troops rehabilitate using equine therapy.

The programme was filmed in July but Mr Wren, who served in the Territorial Army and also works for Scottish Hydro Electric, has been sworn to secrecy and isn’t able to reveal how much cash he won.

But he said even just being on the show would boost the profile of Horseback UK.

He explained: “It was through Horseback that I got on to the show and the aims is that I raise as much money as possible for them.

“But hopefully I will also raise awareness of Horseback and let people know what we do.

“It was the first time I have ever done anything like be on TV and it was great to have some of my family there and the founder of Horseback UK with me.”

You can catch Ian on Holding Out for a Hero on STV on Sunday evening.

p Ian is seen with his laptop on which he is pictured with Gethin Jones, presenter (left) and Jock Hutchison (centre) from Horseback UK, the charity Ian will be playing for.