Prime Minister Gordon Brown shows his support for the Forces

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The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has become the latest high profile figure to voice his goodwill message to UK troops stationed abroad via the UK's fastest growing video messaging website WinkBall.com

Knowing that the whole country is behind them wherever they serve means a lot to our troops and ‘Faces for the Forces’ is an excellent way for all of us to demonstrate that support.

The faces for the Forces campaign aims to collect a million messages of support for the troops serving in Afghanistan. Showing his support for the troops Mr. Brown said: “Knowing that the whole country is behind them wherever they serve means a lot to our troops and ‘Faces for the Forces’ is an excellent way for all of us to demonstrate that support.”

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The campaign now has the support of all three major party leaders. Showing his support for the troops Mr Clegg says 'Thank you. Your courage, your bravery, your sacrifice is immensely important to us. You do work of unimaginable difficulty which keeps people at home safe.”

Meanwhile David Cameron recorded a video Christmas message for the 13,000* members of the armed forces who were away from home over the festive season. Cameron said "I’m particularly thinking of those of you out there over Christmas and wish you a safe return to your families soon."

The politicians join a host of celebrities and personalities who have already left a goodwill message for the forces on WinkBall.com .

Interest in the campaign has gone Stateside with a US launch in New York at the world famous Tea and Sympathy store where New Yorkers and celebrities including Rachel Hunter and Steve Coogan sent their good will messages.

WinkBall founder, Dr James Ohene-Djan said, "We encourage as many people as possible to get online come to the site and record their goodwill messages to show our continued support and respect for the important job our brave and selfless young men and women do, no matter how far away they are. WinkBall.com is giving the UK a video voice which is changing the way we view news and share our opinions and feelings."

Personalities who have recorded their video messages include:

Bruce Forsyth

Gary Lineker

Max Clifford

Brendan Cole

Chris Hollins

Stephen Fry

Andrew Strauss

Zoe Lucker

Phil Tufnell

Martin Keown

JLS

James Jordan

Matthew Cutler

Darren Bennett

Louise Glover

Samanda

Rufus Hound

Joe Calzaghe

Paul Gascoigne

Simon Webbe

Lawrie Sanchez-

Iwan Thomas

Tamer Hassan –

Tim Lovejoy

Gus Poyet

Donal MacIntyre

Dave Beasant

Darren Goth

Angus Deayton

Andy Cole

Allan Pluckrose

Alan Curbishley

Alex Stewart

WinkBall.com is now the fastest growing video messaging site in the UK and already has more than 500,000 views since its launch in August. More than 200,000 people including sports personalities, politicians, celebrities and members of the public have already recorded a goodwill message.
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About WinkBall.com:
WinkBall.com is a free, web-based, personal video communication service, which allows anyone to record, send and share videos with friends and family - privately. Users can also create and post content to video blogs and video walls for group viewing. Video messages delivered by WinkBall can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web browser.

WinkBall is also used by brands and organisations to share video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share. All messages sent through WinkBall are supported by targeted five-second advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages.

WinkBall is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best way to communicate online.

Established in London in 2005 by Dr James Ohene-Djan and Duncan Barclay, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication.

FACES FOR THE FORCES
Faces for the Forces is an exciting new campaign which we're pleased to be supporting to honour the immense dedication and sacrifice the men and women of the armed forces give around the world every day. The British public have always had a proud history of supporting our forces overseas and it is tremendous that through WinkBall we are able to convey these feelings to our troops in a way that makes them feel much closer to home

WINKBALL
The WinkBall Project is the future of video communication. Through a quintessentially British combination of academic and commercial inventiveness, we have developed a series of exciting new tools for online communication. WinkBall bridges the emotional gap found in current online communication channels - by bringing people closer together through the emotional power of video. The WinkBall Project has today established new possibilities for corporate video messaging, personalised video advertising, public campaigning and private video networks. WinkBall has a team of 50 reporters who are reporting nationwide on a variety of news issues, as well as gathering messages to the forces. The focus of all reporting is centred around giving the public a video voice through interactive video blogs and video walls hosted at WinkBall.com Current services include: WinkBall.com, a free online video messaging and sharing service for the public, WinkBall Base, an internal video communications system, and WinkBall Broadcaster, for video broadcasting, email campaigning and personalised video messaging through WinkBall.com and WinkBall Base. Established in London in 2005 by Dr. James Ohene-Djan and Duncan Barclay, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication. For more information, visit http://www.winkball.com

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