James has no cold feet when asked for help

JAMES Nesbitt – star of Cold Feet and Murphy s Law – is helping with a fundraising campaign that will improve the lives of disabled people living in Huntingdonshire. The television star is the new face of Leonard Cheshire Disability s annual Tea for Ab

JAMES Nesbitt - star of Cold Feet and Murphy's Law - is helping with a fundraising campaign that will improve the lives of disabled people living in Huntingdonshire.

The television star is the new face of Leonard Cheshire Disability's annual Tea for Ability fundraising event, which takes place in the summer.

Mr Nesbitt is helping to promote the event which encourages people to get together over a cup of tea and fundraise for disabled people, including those at The Manor in Brampton.

The actor said: "I like nothing better than relaxing with a strong cup of tea after a hard day's filming. So what could be simpler than supporting Leonard Cheshire Disability's fundraising Tea for Ability event?"

Tea for Ability will take place from June 14 to 22 and anyone can support the event by throwing a tea party and inviting their friends and neighbours to make a donation.

The tea parties can also take place in any office, shop or factory - simply make you colleagues a cuppa in return for a donation.

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Leonard Cheshire Disability's head of community fundraising, Nora Smith, said: "Last year's first ever Tea for Ability was a huge success.

"The British are well known for their passion for tea as well as their generous support for charities. All over the country, people took time to share their favourite brew and raise money for Leonard Cheshire Disability, it was fantastic."

The event will be the largest fundraiser for the charity, which is celebrating 60 years.

"In 2008 we hope even more people will enjoy a cuppa while raising funds to help disabled people live life their way," said Mrs Smith.

The money raised really does make a difference - just £21 can pay for physiotherapy and help a patient regain movement after a stroke, while £50 could help adapt a kitchen for a wheelchair user.

INFORMATION: Leonard Cheshire Disability supports more than 21,000 disabled people in the UK and works in 52 countries. For a Tea for Ability fundraising pack, contact Leonard Cheshire Disability on 08450 552 195 or visit www.teaforability.org

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