LONDON, January 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg 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 .

The faces for the Forces campain aims to collect a million messages of support for the troops serving in Afghanistan. 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.

Conservative leader David Cameron is also backing the campaign. He recently 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 .

Meanwhile 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. 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 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.

About 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 is an exciting new campaign which we're pleased to be supporting to honor 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.


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 centered around giving the public a video voice through interactive video blogs and video walls hosted at Current services include:, 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 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 or


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