Don and Remy in TV Commercial
Thu 19th October 2017 | Litherland REMYCA | By David Brindle
Eagle eyed television viewers may have recently spotted Litherland REMYCA Chairman Don Rimmer appearing in a television commercial for The Co-operative Bank.
The bank are currently running a series of TV adverts to celebrate their ethical values and how they are committed to supporting community projects, and have worked closely with Litherland REMYCA, who have sought to develop as a true community club - setting up as a co-operative and looking to extend their reach into the wider community through sport.
Recently, Don appeared in an advert for the bank, as part of their 25th anniversary celebration of their Ethical Policy.
Don said: "The bank recognised we are a club with good values with sound development plans.
"They offered business advice as we converted to a co-operative, and in recent months we have developed a positive working relationship with them.
"This culminated in the club being selected to be part of the bank’s 25 year ethical policy celebrations”.
Don says he didn't realise just how much of an impact this relationship would have on the image of the REMY, adding: "At the early stages I didn't envisage this would result in TV adverts but we will take the exposure for our club. They will run through October and help to raise the profile of the Club.
"Following on from the BBC live streaming in August of the FA Cup tie against AFC Liverpool, we are really getting the REMY name out there at a national level.
“Given our encouraging start to the season on the pitch, and our healthy junior and youth sections, the club is developing well and we must continue to push forward.
"We are grateful to the Co-operative Bank for this opportunity. I can now apply for my EQUITY actors Union Card, and start a diet as the camera does put ten pounds on you, so I have been told!".
The commercial in which Don appears can be viewed by clicking here.