Last summer, I became a patron of the charity ‘Find A Voice’, which is based in Kent. Find A Voice supports children and adults who have a severe speech, language or communication difficulty.

It was a huge honour to be asked and I was delighted to accept their offer. The fact that I’m following in the footsteps of Bob Holness of Blockbusters fame, who was also a patron of the charity, made it even better. Obviously it’s a charity that does work that is close to my heart and I’m probably a good ambassador for them, given that I do indeed need to find a voice!

So I was delighted to be able to help them again recently when they asked me to appear in a short film made by the Media Trust as part of the Untold Stories 2013 campaign, which explains the services provided by Find A Voice.

Untold Stories – a partnership between Media Trust, Sainsbury’s and Google – profiles and celebrates the amazing work of smaller charities in the UK.

It’s hard living without a voice and having nowhere to turn for help. That is why charities such as Find A Voice are vital. Personally, I wouldn’t be as confident as I am today if I didn’t have the support of these types of people. I certainly wouldn’t be able to have enough confidence to stand up on a stage and try to be funny. Around half a million people in the UK require some form of equipment to ‘speak’ for them, please help us to help them by spreading the word about an amazing charity. You can find out more about Find A Voice at

Even with my ugly mug in the film, the end result was great. You can watch it below.

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