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  • Competition opens to guess the celebrities' cards!

    Danielle Thompson

    THE disabled people’s charity Revitalise have launched a 'whodunnit' competition on their website – to guess the celebrities who submitted entries to their Wish You Were Here campaign!

    Staff at Revitalise, which runs the Sandpipers respite holiday centre in Southport, launched the Wish You Were Here campaign to highlight the importance of holidays, fronted by the charity’s Vice President Dame Judi Dench. It invited celebrities to send the charity a doodle or some words about a treasured holiday memory on specially designed postcards. It celebrates the sharing of holiday memories, since the opportunity to share one’s stories with others is something we all love about a good holiday.

    All the postcards received so far, from celebrities such as Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Christopher Eccleston, Warwick Davis and Zoe Wanamaker CBE, have been signed – with the exception of five!

    Revitalise is now calling on the celebrities in question to come forward and claim credit for their contributions.

    Supporters are also welcome to offer up their own theories and leads as to the identity of the celebrity contributors, including translating the mystery signature at revitalise.org.uk. They will hold a special exhibition of the postcards it receives next year. The celebrity contributions will then be auctioned to raise much-needed funds for the charity, so it is important that all the postcards be ascribed to the individuals who drew or wrote them so they can be auctioned to raise money for the charity’s vital work.

    Revitalise is a national charity providing respite holidays for disabled people and carers, combining 24-hour nurse-led care with a real holiday experience at Sandpipers and two other centres in Chigwell and Southampton. Each centre offers a wide range of accessible activities and excursions in a holiday environment.


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