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