Preston’s version of the A-Team has saved the day for a London charity.Advertisement
Andrew and Naomi Forster – who own a replica van from the iconic 1980s TV show The A-Team – were called in to help after the charity’s vehicle broke down, jeopardising a spot on the BBC’s Sunday Morning Live programme.
Andrew said: “We hire the van out for Comic Con events and weddings, etc. We have been pretty quiet of late due to event cancellations, but last week we received a call from charity The Kindness Offensive with a cry for help.
“They were due to be filmed by the BBC delivering care and pamper packages to care homes in London, as many residents had been in complete isolation without stepping foot outside for three months.
“TV Star Ruby Wax had been lined up to deliver the packages in the charity’s 1980s ambulance – the FunBulance – but it broke down and was unable to be used.”
Desperate to find a replacement vehicle, the charity – which is known for its large-scale random acts of kindness – scoured the internet for ideas and came across Andrew and Naomi’s website.
Andrew continued: “The charity called and asked if we could help – much like people did in the original show – and we drove down to London and helped them deliver the packages! We provided the A Team character costumes and the van, and had a fantastic day.
“The charity said we saved the day and helped bring happiness to hundreds of people in homes around London. It was great being able to help such a worthy cause. They work really hard all year round so we were more than happy to help them out.”
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The Sunday Morning Live episode airs tomorrow (12 July) at 10.45am on BBC One.
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