Mum gives mural tribute her stamp of approval The Kent Messenger (UK), February 6, 2004
A MURAL of Canterbury-born Hollywood star Orlando Bloom could be created out of
stamps from his sackfuls of fan letters.
His mother Sonia Copeland, who
helps oversee his fan club from her city centre home, estimated there are
currently 160,000 letters to deal with, with more coming every week, and was
concerned at the used stamps going to waste.
So she hit upon the idea of
capitalising on the Lord of the Rings star's fame to help a local charity.
The stamps are to go to the Strode Park Foundation for Disabled People
at Herne, which has come up with the idea of creating a mural with
It is a charity close to the family's heart as Orlando, who went to
St Edmund's School, Canterbury, broke his back while a student at the Guildhall
School of Music and Drama and there were fears he might never walk again.
The foundation is expert in helping people with back
Mrs Copeland said: "I know Orlando will be delighted that the
huge volume of fan mail he receives will be ultimately helping such a worthwhile
"The idea of using the stamps delights us all."