Southport Reporter (R) Bourder
Southport & Mersey Reporter - Mobile

Click on here to go to latest edition's main page.

  Search Edition Archive  

Visit our online shop...


Click on to go to our hub website.

Latest Edition   Archive   Shop   Email   Mersey Reporter
Please support our advertiser below...

For more recommended businesses click on here...

Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-04-11

-en Southport & Mersey Reporter

Local News Report  - Mobile Page


Who are the 'Famous 5?'

LOCAL charity Revitalise reveals mystery of nameless celebrity contributions to postcard campaign. The disabled people's charity Revitalise; which runs the Sandpipers respite holiday centre in Southport - has a mystery on its hands…

Revitalise recently launched:- 'Wish You Were Here,' a campaign to highlight the importance of holidays, fronted by the charity's Vice President Dame Judi Dench, shortly to be embroiled in a whodunnit of her own in cinemas as Princess Dragomiroff in:- 'Murder on the Orient Express.'

The Wish You Were Here campaign is inviting celebrities to send the charity a doodle or some words about a treasured holiday memory on specially designed postcards.

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 1 (actually, says the charity, 1 of the 5 has been signed, it's just we can't work out the signature!).

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

The mystery postcards can be seen on the Revitalise's website.  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. Revitalise has come up with a special hashtag:- '#whosedoodle,' for this purpose.

The charity devised Wish You Were Here to highlight the importance of holidays, especially for disabled people and carers, who find getting away particularly difficult.

The campaign 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.

Revitalise is to hold a special exhibition of the postcards it receives in 2018. 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.

Revitalise CEO Chris Simmonds commented:- "Here at Revitalise we love a mystery, and all we know about these unsigned cards is that each one was contributed by a celebrity. So who are the 'Famous 5?' If we can't put names to the postcards we won't be able to auction them, so there's a lot at stake!  That's why we'll be posting the mystery celebrity postcards on our website and social media and urging the mystery celebrities to come forward and claim credit for their handiwork."

The mystery celebrities are urged to claim their handiwork and send Revitalise a signed picture so that the postcards can be auctioned to raise money for the charity's vital work. Celebrities can contact Revitalise directly or make themselves known to the charity on social media, using:- '#whosedoodle.'

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 accessible holiday centres in Chigwell and Southampton. Each centre offers a wide range of accessible activities and excursions in a holiday environment.


News Report Page Quick Flick.

Click on here to go to the mobile menu page for this edition. News Report Page Quick Flick

Read this page.

Southport Reporter (R) Bourder




 RSS Our Weekly Headlines


(+44)  08443 244 195
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

4a Post Office Ave, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK


Click on to see our Twitter Feed.  Click on to see our Facebook Page.  Click on to follow our LinkedIn Profile. This website is licence to carry news from and UK Press Photography. 

This is our media complains system...

We are regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

How to make a complaint
Complaints Policy
Complaints Procedure
Whistle Blowing Policy


Southport Reporter® is the
Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope