With Remembrance Day fast approaching we encourage as many people as possible to get online, come to the site and record their goodwill messages to show our continued support and respect for the important job our brave and selfless young men and women do,
(PRWeb UK) November 2, 2009
The Royal British Legion is backing a campaign by winkball.com to collect a million messages of support for UK troops serving abroad. The start of the campaign comes in the run up to poppy day, and the recent announcement of 500 more troops being sent to Afghanistan. WinkBall.com say the campaign will continue until a million messages have been recorded.
Among the celebrities who have already recorded videos of support are Bruce Forsyth, Stephen Fry, Joe Swash, Gary Lineker and Martin Keown to name a few.
'Faces to the Forces' will create a unique on-line 'wall' of video messages of support to the Armed Forces. It's the brain child of video communication experts Winkball.com and they hope that more than a million of us will take part in the unique project.
A selection of the messages recorded will be screened live to active service men and women on November 11th in recognition of their contribution to the country.
WinkBall's team of fifty street reporters has already recorded messages from the public from towns across the UK including Guildford, Aldershot, Cambridge and Colchester.
Winkball co-founder Dr. James Ohene-Djan commented: "With Remembrance Day fast approaching we encourage as many people as possible to get online, come to the site and record their goodwill messages to show our continued support and respect for the important job our brave and selfless young men and women do, no matter how far away they are.
WinkBall.com is giving the UK a video voice which is changing the way we view news and share our opinions and feelings," he continued. "Our campaign to take a message to the forces ties in with our wider aim to expand the idea of Citizen Video, so that everyone in the UK has the opportunity to express themselves and share their feelings online. This is just the start of the campaign and we don't intend to stop until we collect a million messages. "
Director of Corporate Communications at The Royal British Legion said:"The Royal British Legion is delighted to back Faces for the Future. At this important time of year, when the public joins us to help fund our welfare work and to mark their sacrifice by wearing a poppy, we think it's a fantastic way for individuals to pass on personal messages of thanks and encouragement to our Armed Forces.
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Co-founder of WinkBall.com, Dr. James Ohene-Djan and Harry Bucknall, former army Major who served in Bosnian War.
For more information or to book an interview contact Shout! Communications Claire or Ashleigh 0207 240 7121/ 7373
Notes to editors:
To add your message to the forces, visit WinkBall here: http://www.winkball.com/walls/faces
WinkBall.com is a free, web-based, personal video communication service, which allows anyone to record, send and share videos with friends and family - privately. Users can also create and post content to video blogs and walls for private and public viewing. Video messages delivered by WinkBall.com can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web browser.
WinkBall.com is also used by brands and organisations to share video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share. All messages sent through WinkBall.com are supported by targeted five-second advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages.
WinkBall.com is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best way to communicate well online.
Established in London in 2005 by Dr. James Ohene-Djan and Duncan Barclay, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication.