Shaun joins in TV singing chal­lenge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OBITUARIES -

SHAUN Wil­liamson of EastEn­ders fame is help­ing to raise money for Comic Re­lief by singing in a celebrity ver­sion of Fame Academy, on BBC1 ev­ery night un­til Red Nose Day on Fri­day March 16. Shaun, who is an hon­orary pa­tron of the chil­dren’s road safety char­ity Kent & Med­way Walk­ing Bus Group and lives in Kent, is the book­ies’ favourite to win the TV con­test where view­ers vote each day to whit­tle down the 13 celebrity singers un­til the live fi­nal on Red Nose Day. Me­lanie Sacre, Shaun’s agent said: “All con­tes­tants are ap­pear­ing free of charge mak­ing this a gen­uine fund-rais­ing show. We want Shaun to get as many Kent votes as pos­si­ble so we beat last year’s fund-rais­ing to­tal of more than £1mil­lion. Many char­i­ties will ben­e­fit both in the UK and over­seas.” Shaun will be star­ring as Fa­gin in Oliver at the Cen­tral Theatre, Chatham, from March 30 to April 7. He is pa­tron of many Kent char­i­ties in­clud­ing the Rare Breeds Cen­tre, Can­ter­bury Horse Res­cue and Dave Lee’s Happy Hol­i­days.

pd1160943 Pic­ture Dave Downey

Ac­tor Shaun Wil­liamson with cor­po­rate fund-raiser Yvonne Archer and a rock­ing horse up for auc­tion at the ball

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