Cast get mixed up for Harry
STARS of stage and screen will be getting their footwear mixed up next week — and others are being encouraged others to do the same.
They are taking part in National Odd Sock Day of Action (NosDa), in support of Harry's Fund, set up in memory of Swansea Valley youngster Harry Patterson.
The five-year-old was killed in a freak accident by a car as it rolled down the driveway of his family's home in Alltwen.
Next Friday will mark the second anniversary of the tragic accident, and like last year, Harry's Fund is calling on people to wear odd socks to show their support — because it was something Harry liked to do.
Rachel Thomas, family friend and Harry's Fund spokesman, said: "Last year, all sorts of people took part, and were tweeting their photos of them wearing odd socks.
"Obviously, nothing will take away the pain of losing Harry, but it did give the family something else to focus on.
"It was amazing how the thing grew throughout the day, and we are hoping people will take part again this year.
"Already, theatres across London's West End have been showing their support. They are putting together a calendar, with photos of cast members from the likes of Thriller and A Chorus Line wearing odd socks."
Last year, stars swapping their socks and showing support to Harry's Fund included Gavin & Stacey star Melanie Walters, entertainer Kev Johns, Torchwood actor Kai Owen and AM Bethan Jenkins.
Actor Jonathan Wilkes, who was judging a talent competition Stoke's Got Talent also asked everyone attending to wear odd socks.
Harry's Fund was set up with the aim of creating a memorial park in Alltwen, as well as providing support to other families who found themselves in similar tragic situations.
Work on the park is well under way, although it has slowed because of the large amount of rocks found under the surface.
And a large tree root means a tree will have to be felled to enable plans to go ahead.
Rachel added: "It is a massive tree root which means the tree will have to come down. We didn't plan to do that originally, but as a result we will be planting a new tree to take its place".
A further fund-raising event takes place for Harry's Fund at the Marriott Hotel on November 15.
Posh Frocks and Odd Socks features live entertainment, a three course meal and special guests to be announced.