One Foot in the Grave star in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 06:52 03 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:18 26 October 2009

Margaret Tyrrell with actress Doreen Mantle on the right

Margaret Tyrrell with actress Doreen Mantle on the right

A TV star was on hand as a water company kicked off a year of fundraising activities by presenting £15,000 to charity. Hatfield-based Three Valleys Water has chosen Help the Aged as its charity for 2009. And last week Doreen Mantle, who played Jean Warboy

A TV star was on hand as a water company kicked off a year of fundraising activities by presenting £15,000 to charity.

Hatfield-based Three Valleys Water has chosen Help the Aged as its charity for 2009.

And last week Doreen Mantle, who played Jean Warboys in BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave, was at the Jimmy Mac's centre in Hatfield to accept the cheque on behalf of the charity.

Doreen, 78, said: "Help the Aged would like to thank Three Valleys Water for appointing us as its charity of the year, and for the generous donation it has made to start off the year.

"These vital funds and the further amounts raised during the year will help us to carry out safety work to support and empower older people to maintain their independence by feeling safe in their own homes."

Three Valleys managing director Andy Smith said: "We've chosen this charity because all of us know and may care for older people and understand the issues that they face.

"2009 will provide a focus for our employees to make a real difference to this growing part of our community.

"Our staff will be involved in activities throughout the year to raise funds and also help the charity in carrying out its important work.

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