TBG 2016 - Charity 7i
TBG 2016 - Charity 7i
He is best known for writing and presenting the nine Life series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on the planet. He is also a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s. He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, and 3D.
Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE FRS FLS FZS FSA (/ˈætənbərə/; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster and naturalist.
Attenborough is widely considered a national treasure in Britain, although he himself does not like the term.  In 2002 he was named among the 100 Greatest Britons following a UK-wide vote.  He is the younger brother of director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough, and older brother of motor executive John Attenborough.
Attenborough was born in Isleworth, West London, but grew up in College House on the campus of the University College, Leicester, where his father, Frederick, was principal.  He is the middle of three sons (his elder brother, Richard, became an actor and director and his younger brother, John, was an executive at Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo), and the only surviving child among them.  During World War II, through a British charitable programme known as Kindertransport, his parents also fostered two Jewish refugee girls from Europe. 
Attenborough spent his childhood collecting fossils, stones and other natural specimens.  He received encouragement in this pursuit at age seven, when a young Jacquetta Hawkes admired his "museum". He also spent a considerable amount of his time in the grounds of the university and aged 11 he heard that the zoology department needed a large supply of newts which he offered via his father to supply for 3d a newt.
TBG 2016 - Charity 7i aims to:
- In 1936 David and his brother Richard attended a lecture by Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney) at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, and were influenced by his advocacy of conservation.
Established: January 2016
Registered Charity Number: 1136547
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 3
Phone number: 07799127066
Address: The Big Give, Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street WC2B 5LXView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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