Michael has text message for revellers

ACTOR and singer Michael Ball helped to launch a new year campaign in the Capital yesterday, aimed at raising money for the Help for Heroes charity.

Revellers at Edinburgh's Hogmanay street party are being invited to text their New Year resolutions, which will be displayed on giant screens along Princes Street on New Year's Day, and 25p from each text will go towards the charity, which works to support injured services personnel.

Michael, who is starring in Hairspray at Edinburgh's Playhouse Theatre, said: "My resolution for 2011 is to build more bridges, and what better way to put that into practice than to encourage you all to text your messages and resolutions to raise money for this fantastic charity."