Link: Manchester Evening News – Anthony Cotton



One of TV’s best loved actors is joining forces with Veterans Garage to become an ambassador for the North West charity.

AntAntony Cotton, best known for his roles in Coronation Street and the original version of Queer as Folk, has a history of commitment to helping charities such as Veterans Garage, being a passionate and avid supporter of British military personnel.

Born in Bury, Greater Manchester, the actor deemed it only fitting for him to become the ambassador of a charity so close to home and his heart.

Veterans Garage is an approach to fundraising which creates support and advice for Military Veterans across the North West. The charity is based at Barton airport, Greater Manchester, which acts as a community hub for veterans and the public to come together, providing support and learning opportunities for ex-veterans. Jayson Redshaw (Co-founder of Veterans Garage) has expressed his excitement for Antony getting on board; “I think it is great that Antony has come on board as an ambassador, he does so much for the armed forces already and I think he will play a major role in helping us achieve our goal. I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

The actor, best known for playing Sean Tully in Coronation Street, is also an ambassador for SSAFA, acting as a spokesperson for the charity for the past two years and he is also a proud ambassador for Help For Heroes, spending much of his spare time helping both organisations, wherever he can. He’s shown a clear devotion for these charities explaining that;

“Obviously with this being so close to home, and with work being around the corner, I’m so happy and truly honoured to be the charity’s first ambassador. I’ve seen first-hand the effort it’s taken and how far Veterans Garage has already gone to make a difference. With some of my closest friends serving in the Armed Forces, I am passionate about supporting our service men and women, veterans and their families.”

Want to join the star in helping?

Currently the building and barns are in a dilapidated state and the restoration is underway with the help of fantastic business and volunteers from across the area. The plans have been drawn up and you can see CAD images on our website:

The charity has been extremely lucky with the help of businesses, however they are looking for as many volunteers and businesses who would be willing to get involved as possible to speed up process.

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Louise Adkin

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