Posts Tagged ‘Dave Green’

Dave Green and Michael Sheen at the Blast Furnace Sept 2014

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I have to be brutally honest that this report by Walesonline in no way does justice to our shared experience.
The funeral was a fantastic and very memorable funeral with hymns, “JAZZED UP” hymn, poetry, solo acapella from Seanna Reader, and gales of laughter and tales of of things that Dave had got up to… the story about the phone call to a Pontlottyn chapel from the British embassy in Cairo had me crying with laughter. As did Dave having blagged his way (while working as an unpaid parking attendant) to the top table of a VIP American telly-evangelist at a gathering in Dorset.

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Wreaths and view East from Rhaslas Pond

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Wreaths delivered on behalf of Michael Sheen

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The speech by UVAG chairman Terry was heartfelt, funny and moving.
It was a cracking send off to the little man who was a larger than life character.
Walesonline report link.
It will also feature on Radio Wales between now and 6pm, ITV Wales from 6pm, BBC Wales News from 6.30pm plus other news outlets online.

I’m sad to record so much fly tipping of builder’s waste at Rhaslas pond this evening after just a short walk after placing Dave’s flowers (everything we left was organic matter, all pins, plastic, ribbon and wire removed).
People blame the Council policy of charging for vans, but it’s not the council that dumps this shit almost half a mile from the nearest proper road.
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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/

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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