Celebrities asked to back campaign

FELIXSTOWE: Celebrities are being asked to back The Evening Star's Save the Blue Cross campaign as the charity faces national outrage over its proposals to close two animal rescue centres.

FELIXSTOWE: Celebrities are being asked to back The Evening Star's Save the Blue Cross campaign as the charity faces national outrage over its proposals to close two animal rescue centres.

Supporters have written to a number of famous people - including singers, TV presenters, and actors - known to have a love of animals to see if they will get involved in the fight to keep the shelters.

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney is backing the campaign to save the Northiam Blue Cross centre in Sussex, just a few miles from his Peasmarsh farm, and campaigners in Felixstowe are hoping they can also attract big names to their battle to keep the centre in Walton High Street.

Former centre manager and now one of its volunteers, Tom Crowley said: “We have been in touch with a number of celebrities to see if they will support our campaign and perhaps give it a national profile.


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“Everyone we speak to is shocked and angry at moves to close our centre - people feel the work being done here is extremely important and cannot believe the Blue Cross would abandon it and move elsewhere.”

Campaigner Sarah Wardley is also asking people to spread the word as they travel.

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“We are currently asking the

people of Suffolk if they can take a copy of the Evening Star Save Felixstowe Blue Cross Posters

with them if they go on holiday

anywhere and take a picture of themselves holding the poster

wherever they go - by a famous

landmark or strolling along a beach,” she said.

“We hope to get photos of supporters holding our posters in a variety of different locations, such as France, Australia, USA, Scotland, Snowdonia.

“Hopefully it will make an impressive photo album as our supporters may travel all over the globe.”

Consultation on the closure proposal ends tomorrow and Blue Cross officials say a final decision will be made within a few weeks.

They have promised to take into account public opinion over the issue. More than 16,000 people signed a protest petition.

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