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Stunt legend joins Remember A Charity campaign launch
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Stuntman Rocky Taylor is encouraging people to leave a gift to charity in their will
Last night (12 July), saw the launch of this year’s campaign for Remember A Charity week at The Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square.
This year’s Remember A Charity week will take place from Monday 12-Sunday 18 September. It will raise awareness of the importance of leaving a gift in your will to a charity. Mencap is one of 150 member charities taking part in the campaign.
The campaign launch included an exciting movie stunt showreel of legendary British stuntman Rocky Taylor’s life experiences. This was followed by a film premiere of the new campaign video depicting Rocky’s everyday life.
As part of this year’s campaign, Rocky will be bringing the excitement of Hollywood stunts live to the UK, performing a series of live stunts in a bid to encourage millions more people to have a conversation with their loved ones about leaving a gift to charity in their will.
The 64-year old stuntman has a career spanning 40 years. He has appeared in nearly 150 films including ‘Titanic’, ‘Indiana Jones’, ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Pirates of The Caribbean’.
Rocky’s first stunt will take place on Tuesday 2 August at Battersea Power Station. He will recreate the stunt from ‘Death Wish 3’ that nearly killed him and hit the headlines in 1985.
Sarah Dalling, Mencap’s legacy marketing manager, says: “It’s great to see Rocky Taylor supporting Remember A Charity week. Gifts left to Mencap in people’s wills help pay for the vital services we offer.”
Rocky Taylor added: “As a stuntman, who’s faced danger throughout my career, I know the importance of writing a will and making sure the people that matter to me are looked after. Like everyone else, my family and friends will always come first, but I think it would be great if more people, like me, choose to leave a little of what’s left to their favourite charity – I know it would make a huge difference.”
Follow Rocky Taylor’s progress on Facebook, as he prepares for his first stunt
Watch Rocky Taylor in action
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