A photograph I took of Hollywood star Michael Sheen meeting UVAG’s Dave Green (r.i.p) has gone global

Posted: April 29, 2015 in Musings
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Dave Green was an active and much loved member of United Valleys Action Group, he sadly passed away last week due to lung cancer aged 74 in poverty. In September Hollywood based, Newport-born actor Michael Sheen visited a United Valleys Action Group meeting as an observer while making his documentary Valleys Rebellion to coincide with the 175th anniversary of The Chartist rebellion.

Dave made a big impression on Mike. Our group set up a fund to pay for Dave’s funeral expenses to stop social services giving him a pauper’s cremation. Michael has helped us and we are extremely grateful.

It has been an incredible few days.

https://discordion.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/actor-michael-sheen-visited-our-united-valleys-action-group-meeting-at-pontlottyn-blast-furnace-inn/

https://discordion.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/10426144_731295250269138_3817533482753736592_n.jpg

Dave Green and Michael Sheen at the Blast Furnace Sept 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-32516983

http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-04-29/hollywood-star-steps-in-to-fund-valley-mans-funeral/

http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/573742/Michael-Sheen-pays-mining-activist-funeral-penniless

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hollywood-star-michael-sheen-helps-5601602

http://www.lasvegasnvblog.com/2015/04/michael-sheen-steps-in-to-raise-funeral-funds-for-penniless-mining-activist-who-died-of-cancer/

http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Michael-Sheen-helps-raise-funds-Valleys-cancer/story-26406852-detail/story.html

“It’s things like this that really do restore your faith in humanity.” – (my mate Eddy Blanche, vice- Chair, United Valleys Action Group)

The United Valleys Action Group’s fundraising page for Dave’s funeral can be found a http://www.gofundme.com/su6q7c-t

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