Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Faces for the Forces" - UK's Biggest Ever Show of Support for Troops

A nationwide campaign backed by the Royal British Legion aims to create the biggest ever show of support for UK troops serving abroad.

"Faces for the Forces," is a campaign to collect 1 million messages by Wednesday 11th November.

Almost 200,000 people have already taken part and among the celebrities who have sent their messages are Bruce Forsyth, Joe Swash, Gary Lineker and Martin Keown.

'Faces for the Forces' will create a unique on-line 'wall' of video messages of support to the Armed Forces. It's the brain child of video communication experts

This is the first time that people in the UK have been given an opportunity to send video messages to troops abroad that are on active duty.

WinkBall's team of fifty street reporters has already recorded over two thousand messages from the public from towns across the UK including Guildford, Aldershot, Cambridge and Colchester.

Dr. James Ohene-Djan commented: "With Remembrance Day fast approaching we are encouraging as many people as possible to get online, come to the site and record their goodwill messages to show our continued support and respect for the important job our brave and selfless young men and women do, no matter how far away they are. is giving the UK a video voice which is changing the way we view news and share our opinions and feelings,"

Stuart Gendall, Director of Corporate Communications at The Royal British Legion said: "The Royal British Legion is delighted to back Faces to the Forces. At this important time of year, when the public joins us to help fund our welfare work and to mark their sacrifice by wearing a poppy, we think it's a fantastic way for individuals to pass on personal messages of thanks and encouragement to our Armed Forces."

To add your message to the forces, visit WinkBall here:

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