Corrie actor, Antony Cotton, joins forces with SSAFA
We are very excited to have signed actor Antony Cotton as our first ever celebrity ambassador.
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Explaining the decision to appoint Antony, David Murray, Chief Executive, SSAFA, explained: “Antony has demonstrated huge commitment to the cause and a real passion for the work we do. He has close friends who are currently serving as well as some who are mothers who have lost sons during recent conflicts. He fundamentally understands the work SSAFA does to support British Armed Forces, veterans and their families and we are hugely proud to announce him as our first celebrity ambassador.”
Explaining why he accepted the high-profile role, Antony said: “I’ve seen first-hand the vital work that SSAFA does and I am truly honoured to be the charity’s first ambassador. Some of my closest friends are serving in the Armed Forces and I am passionate about supporting our Service men and women, veterans and their families.”
Antony has acted as spokesperson for the charity throughout 2015, notably for its recent Left Behind campaign and for its annual fundraiser, The Big Brew Up. He has also supported SSAFA's social media campaigns and carried out a recent project visit to SSAFA’s Norton House, Surrey, where he met veterans undergoing treatment and rehabilitation whilst they learn to live with life changing injuries.