Fear TWD star Lennie James offers video call prize for children’s charity

Lennie James as Morgan - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
Lennie James as Morgan - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

Fear TWD‘s Lennie James is offering a 15 minute video call for you and your friends as a charity prize, for fans in the UK.

As we know, in these difficult times many charities are struggling and are having to come up with novel ways to raise funds. Many are holding online quizzes and auctions, and UK children’s charity Barnardo’s have come up with a fundraiser that is combining elements of both. The British charity that helps children in care are holding an online prize draw with prizes of video calls with a variety of celebrities, including Dame Helen Mirren, Oscar-winner Emma Thompson and the TWD Family’s own Lennie James.

James’ prize though has a twist, as it won’t just be your average video call, he will actually host a Walking Dead quiz for you and your friends – covering all of The Walking Dead worlds.

So for those who were disappointed not to win a call with Lennie James in Pollyanna McIntosh’s recent charity drive for Doctors Without Borders, this is a second opportunity  – but only if you are in the UK. All you have to do is donate £5 on the website, and you are in with a chance of winning, but you have to be quick as the competition closes in 4 days. Sadly, the prize is only available to people over 18 residing in Great Britain.

James was announced as an ambassador for Barnado’s in November last year, and as part of his patronage for the charity  – which is over 150 years old – he has pledged to raise £50,000 ($61,205 US). He is planning to focus on the issue of care leavers in his time as an ambassador, an issue very close to his own heart.

Whilst growing up in London, James and his older brother spent time in a children’s home following their mother’s death when he was just 10. The brothers were eventually fostered, and found a new family of their own.

Along with his wife Giselle, James has set up a fund named after both his birth and foster mothers, in order to help children who are leaving care due to aging out of the system. James wants to be able to help young people who are already traumatized through grief, abuse or abandonment to find their way in the world at a time they are most vulnerable to homelessness, abuse and mental health issues.

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You can read about James’ own fund within Barnado’s own website. The prize draw information (including terms and conditions) can be found on the Givergy website.