THREE young actors from the BBC One Drama, Waterloo Road, have become charity ambassadors for Dreams Come True.
The actors’ first activities will be supporting Dreams Come True in Inverclyde, where future episodes of the TV series are currently being filmed.
Kirstie Steele, from Glasgow who plays Imogen, Shane O’Meara, from Livingston (Conor) and Tommy Lawrence-Knight from Kent (Kevin) have already agreed a number of appearances and activities in Inverclyde.
Shane, Kirstie and Tommy
Kirstie said: “I'm looking forward to my new role as an ambassador for Dreams Come True, and proud to be associated with an organisation that makes children's dreams become reality.”
Shane added: “I am delighted to become an Ambassador for Dreams Come True along with a few other cast members from Waterloo Road as it is a very worthwhile charity and doing a lot in the local area where we are filming.”
Tommy said: “It's a real pleasure to be asked to represent Dreams Come True as an ambassador. Bringing some extra publicity to a charity such as this can, and will, change the lives of many children and is something I will be proud to do. I was specifically happy to be asked to represent Dreams Come True because of their work with children in palliative care, a cause that I strongly want to be associated with. So hopefully I can do my bit, spread some joy and help make some children's dreams come true!'
Dreams Come True Inverclyde Co-ordinator Chris Jewell welcomed the willing support from the three young actors. He said: “Dreams Come True is a wonderful children's charity and we have been especially keen to have the support of young people able to raise our profile and fundraising to help other young people. I know that Kirstie, Shane and Tommy will be so helpful and effective as we continue to develop awareness of the charity in this area and of its work with children and young people.”
Peter Newman, chief executive of the national Dreams Come True charity added: “We are delighted and Kirstie, Shane and Tommy have become ambassadors for Dreams Come True as we seek to increase the number of dreams we are able to make true across the UK.”
Dreams Come True Inverclyde, set up just over a year ago, is planning a number of events over the coming weeks and months, as well as supporting 16 local people undertake a Great Wall of China challenge trek in October to raise thousands of pounds for the charity.