Stars sign up to sup­port char­ity

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Not con­tent with shar­ing a film set with com­edy su­per­stars Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, Ross Owen also se­cured the mega stars’ sig­na­tures on an Air­drieo­ni­ans shirt.

It was an­other fine ad­di­tion to the lengthy list of A-lis­ters who’ve joined the Di­a­monds sup­port­ers’trust’s char­ity fundrais­ing cam­paign.

Ross is hop­ing the au­to­graphed top does big busi­ness when it goes up for auc­tion to col­lect funds for the KitAid project, which sub­sidises free season tick­ets for 400 lo­cal chil­dren.

Stan & Ol­lie lead­ing men Coogan and Reilly, along with Scot Shirley Hen­der­son and Nina Arianda, who play Lu­cille Hardy and Ida Ki­taeva Lau­rel re­spec­tively in the up­com­ing biopic, were thrilled to sign a pair of Air­drie strips after ap­pear­ing on Ross’self-ti­tled ra­dio show.

The won­der­fully ta­lented quar­tet join other house­hold names in­clud­ing Tom Hanks, Ben Stiller, Robert Du­vall, Mark Hamill and X Fac­tor judge Louis Tom­lin­son in putting their name to the Di­a­monds top.

Coogan said:“The Air­drieo­ni­ans sup­port­ers trust’s fundrais­ing cam­paign is a won­der­ful cause and we are thrilled to sign the shirt and give it our back­ing.”

Ross added:“I had Steve Coogan, John C Reilly, Shirley Hen­der­son and Nina Arianda as guests on my ra­dio show as part of the pro­mo­tion for Stan & Ol­lie, along with the film’s direc­tor, Jon S Baird, and Stan Lau­rel’s great-grand­daugh­ter Cas­sidy.

“It was ab­so­lutely bril­liant to get Steve and John, and Shirley and Nina, to sign two Air­drie strips and they were de­lighted to do it.

“They all said it was a won­der­ful cause and it’s yet an­other se­ries of top stars to get in­volved in the cam­paign. Both shirts will be go­ing up for auc­tion in the very near fu­ture.”

To find out more about the shirt auc­tions, and Ross’ ra­dio show, visit www. therossowen­

Im­pres­sive sign­ings Shirley Hen­der­son and Nina Arianda au­to­graphed an Air­drie top

Big busi­ness Steve Coogan and John C Reilly have backed the trust’s fundrais­ing cam­paign

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