Actor Dominic urges people to give time

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Sheffield actor Dominic West has appealed for people to put the extra hour they will gain, when the clocks go back on October 25, to good use.

In a Letter To The Editor, the 45-year-old said: “For many people, it means an extra hour in bed. But for those caring for a seriously ill child, that seemingly throwaway hour is incredibly precious.

“I am calling on people across the country to use their extra hour to make a difference to families with a seriously ill child by backing Rainbow Trust’s Big Hour campaign.

“Get your family, friends and colleagues involved in a teddy bear’s picnic, bake sale, round of golf, or any activity that lasts just 60 minutes and make some lasting memories with those who matter, while raising some much needed money for families in need.

“Time is precious, so I urge you to make it count.”

Rainbow Trust is a national charity that provides emotional and practical support for families with a life-threatened or terminally ill child. It relies almost entirely on voluntary donations, which allows it to help over 1800 families in England every year. Visit www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/bighour