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Hangry Fish Is Out!!!!

Credit: Will Kevans

Game developed by former Welsh Guard Will Kevans tackles the plastic in our ocean debate.

The user needs to clean the sea and zap all the rubbish. 

The cartoonist told our reporter Emma Grant he hopes it'll be used as an educational tool to help children understand what is happening within our environment.

Click link to LISTEN to interview.

Click link for more details about the game: http://www.hangryfish.com/?fbclid=IwAR1uj3ck2AnRDD7MbLKVYzIFrIaYtB8kqOCNTlFedmrvaxa8ypuy9s3-MvU

Campaigns like Sky's 'Ocean Rescue' and The Wave and Swansea Sound's #PlasticFreeMe initiative are already putting the spotlight on the issue.

Will is originally from Wales but now lives in France with his wife and daughter. He enjoys hiking and his love off the outdoors is the inspiration for his latest venture.

But his work is still influenced by his time with the armed forces - which came to an end in 1985. Will Kevans joined the Welsh Guards when he was 17 - he was attached to the parachute regiment as part of 5 Airborne brigade.  

My Life In Pieces: Falklands War is a graphic novel, which includes a foreword by Simon Weston OBE and now forms part of the Imperial War Museum's Archives. 

It is written and drawn by Will and is based on his own personal experiences. 

Simon Weston OBE says: "I served with Will in the Falklands War when we were both young Guardsmen... My Life in Pieces is a brilliant perspective of one man's view of a time. Whilst reflecting on what happened in the Falklands, it is also an irreverent look at service life, written in a way that all servicemen and women can relate to. This is a very nostalgic piece of writing that brought back a lot of memories for me and made me laugh out loud too. I have read a number of books on the Falklands over the years and Will's book, I can honestly say, is one of my favourites." 

Will is also a big supporter of the charity Care after Combat. It helps veterans going through a difficult time get their lives back on track. In 2018 Will was part of the team that helped organise the Escape to Freedom fundraiser. Walkers travelled the Chemin de Liberté Freedom Trail last September covering over 50 miles through and over the Pyrenees, reaching an altitude of over 7,408ft.

He is donating some of his work for auction at the charity's very first ball in South Wales. It's taking place at Celtic Manor on May the 3rd. The highest bidder will also have the opportunity of owning their very own caricature of themselves! Will will be sketching on the night. 

Our reporter Emma Grant has spoken to Will about his life in the armed forces, supporting those with PTSD and fundraising for charity.

 

If you would like to attend the Care after Combat ball, sponsor the event or donate an auction item please click link for details:http://www.careaftercombat.org/event/care-after-combat-may-ball-newport/

To find out more about Will Kevans and his work click link: https://www.will-kevans.com/?fbclid=IwAR1VWo_glqNqe5vdPdqfKfOk2CYycChyg5t1QG92DjwvhqDomcds89cW2EM

 

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