Thursday, 19 January 2012

Rhuddlan Rocks 4HD - 'The Weapons of Happiness'



I found this video on facebook the other day- it is of Mike and The Alarm on stage with members of the fictional band "Weapons of Happiness " after completing scenes from the forthcoming film "Vinyl -The Movie " starring Phil Daniels , Keith Allen ,Perry Benson and Chris Taylor.
You can clearly see Andrew working at the back of the stage wearing his blue MND T-shirt and trying to get a few sneaky photographs ! It is lovely to see him walking round -MND robbed him of so much. The event was was used to provide a live concert background performance of the fictional band ." One Guitar " and features The Alarm as well as the cast from the film hamming it up for the crowd, the event was in support of Mike`s cancer charity The Love Hope Strength Foundation http://www.lovehopestrength.co.uk

About 2 minutes 39 seconds in -you can clearly see actor Keith Allen wearing one of our very first red ALS/MND Awareness bands which Andrew had purchased from America and had given out to all the actors [ we couldn`t find anyone here in the U.K. at that time who was stocking them -it `s what gave us the idea of selling our own in the first place ! ] I received a lovely email the other day from Cristina [ see last post ] who had gone out for a drink with her hubby Colin last weekend - he was wearing his awareness band -somebody stopped and asked them what the band represented , after explaining, the gentleman donated £15 towards Colin`s fund raising for MND- The Virgin London Marathon Run in April -Cristina wrote thought I`d let you know Janet and put a smile on your face, the bands do work -it made our night ! Cristina it made my day-thank you x
The Next video is a clip from the film Vinyl. [ see below ]

8 comments:

Theanne said...

fantastic...I've got to check into what's being done to spread MND awareness in the the US of A!

Chris said...

Great clip Janet.

I'll look out for that film. Is Andrew in it then?

Janet said...

Hi Chris
Yes ! but you have to make sure you don`t blink or you would miss him - there is a quick shot of Andrew on stage as the band arrives on to do their slot !

Gill - That British Woman said...

so glad you are still fundraising and spreading the word.........

Gill in Canada

Jim said...

Word is really spreading about this disease thanks to people like yourself and Cristine. You must be heartened by this Janet.

Terry said...

What a great clip! Full of energy and hope.

Denise said...

What a lovely video to have. I will wear my red band often Janet. Beautiful job you're doing, you're the best.

Cassie said...

Just watched the video. I can see how you must get such pleasure out of seeing Andrew still able bodied there. I saw the MND band!
My brother, Wayne, and I just reconnected in July when Mom was recovering. A piece of my childhood puzzle is back.