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IDV's Andy Chaggar featured in The Gift


IDV’s CEO Andy Chaggar was recently featured in episode three of The Gift on BBC1. Andy’s episode aired at 9pm on Tuesday 24 February, 2015.

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Text ANDY00 £10 to 70070

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Andy's Story

Ten years ago Andy lost his partner, and nearly also his own life, in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. After four hours trapped in the rubble Andy was eventually rescued by three men who he then lost all contact with.

Andy went on to co-found IDV but he’s never been able to say thank you to the men who saved his life and allowed him to spend the next decade helping over 14,000 other disaster survivors.

In episode three of The Gift presenter Matt Baker searched the world to try and track down Andy’s rescuers.  Sadly the search was unsuccessful but Andy is grateful for all the effort made by so many people.  He's also not given up hope yet!

If you missed the show you can currently watch it on iPlayer.