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A film maker is desperately seeking a very special kind of mum.

The dedicated parent is needed to take part in a promotional film, which is being made to celebrate Blackpool’s annual Veterans’ Week, this year taking place 21-29 June 2008.

The extraordinary individual must be a veteran of HM Armed Forces, currently have young children and live in the Fylde area.

The film will also feature forces veterans who now work locally as a councillor, a chef, a postal worker, a teacher, a hairdresser, an office manager and a self-employed labourer.

Julian Mineur, who is coordinating the film said: “We are really keen to track down a local mum who has previously served in HM Armed Forces.
“ Blackpool’s Veterans’ Week aims to change the stereotypical views that many people hold of veterans. They are of all ages, they come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and many now work invisibly in civilian society.

“ Anyone who wants to take part in the film will not be asked to talk or be interviewed, but we will need them to hold up a picture of themselves in uniform during their time of service.”

The four-minute long film, called Here's to the Heroes, will be set to an evocative piece of music and will be produced this April at the Blackpool City Learning Centre.
Anyone who is interested to take part can contact Julian Mineur on M: 07900 086 761 or at .

This year’s Veterans’ Week will also incorporate National Veterans’ Day, which takes place in Blackpool on Friday 27 June 2008 and will focus the eyes of the nation on the resort. Events, including a night time parachute drop onto the beach, military land, sea and air displays and veterans’ badge presentations, are being organised by Blackpool Council, the Fylde Ex-Service Liaison Committee and veterans.

Regular updates on events will be posted at, where you can also sign up for a newsletter. Alternatively, you can call 01253 478 2222 for more information.


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