Ad star Wally’s YouTube bid for Help for Heroes
PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 October 2012
A SINGING Sidmouth pensioner who starred in a national television advert has used the opportunity to boost his home-town fundraising exploits for Help for Heroes.
Fresh from featuring as a Somerset farmer in a 30-second spot for Exmoor National Park, Wally Cotgrave enlisted the promo’s director for his own personal mission.
Wally, 73, of Winslade Road, has raised more than £17,000 for the cause to date.
A three-minute film, titled Sidmouth Busker, Help for Heroes, has been posted on YouTube.
Wally said: “I thought if I could advertise the fund it might encourage other people. If someone as ordinary as me is able to raise funds, and get enormous pleasure out of it, I wanted others to think they can do it as well.”
Watch Wally’s video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmp-0j6kVy0.
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