Ab-Fab star gets a new roll for charity

Published: 24th March 2015

Ab-Fab star gets a new roll for charity

Absolutely Fabulous and New Avengers star Joanna Lumley got her teeth into a new "roll" this week - all in the name of charity.

Lumley, donning an old school, jaunty hat , launched a nationwide wooden barrel-rolling relay on Monday.

The roll, starting at Perthshire's famous distillery Blair Athol, is in aid of the Help for Heroes charity.

Lumley, 68, who also wore patterned trousers and stylish square-patterned jacket, fronted the 517-mile (832km) Barrel of Laughs launch, courtesy of Bell's.

The celebrity-studded nine-day trek will see Rod Edmond, a personal trainer, attempt to push the barrel to Wiltshire's Tedworth House, the charity's recovery centre.

Rufus Hound, Mark Dolan and Fred MacAulay will be among the comedians and veterans who assist Edmond, as well as performing free pub stand-up gigs en route.

Lumley said she was extremely proud that the charity chose her to launch the event.

She aped her Ab-Fab Patsy character to say "Cheers, sweeties".

Absolutely Fabulous and New Avengers star Joanna Lumley got her teeth into a new "roll" this week - all in the name of charity.
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