Corrie star Antony Cotton has teamed up with Armed Forces charity SSAFA, to launch its annual fundraising campaign, The Big Brew Up, as he opens up in three poignant short films…
Antony, who has personal experience of the challenges faced by those in the Armed Forces, meets with four amazing people, who have been supported by SSAFA. Over a brew, he hears about their experiences overcoming suicide, loss, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Antony said: “I have many close friends from the Forces community and have seen first-hand the challenges they face, sometimes with tragic outcomes. I know how important the simple act of a brew and a chat can be, and for them to know help and support is available when they need it.

“I’ll never forget my conversations with Jason, Stuart, Mandy and her son, Jamie. I’m humbled that, over a cup of tea, they felt able to open up about overcoming their darkest moments. SSAFA really has been a lifeline for each of them.”

The Big Brew Up campaign encourages the nation to get friends, family and neighbours together over a cuppa, to raise vital funds for SSAFA’s military community and ensure their calls for help never go unanswered.

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