Hollywood star Michael Sheen has stepped in to pay to prevent a man who died penniless from having a state-funded funeral.
The star of Frost/Nixon and The Damned United decided to help after hearing how 74 year-old Dave Green died without any family or money to his name.
Sheen donated an undisclosed sum to stop him receiving a state-funded funeral after being told about his plight by fellow members of the United Valleys Action Group.
The Port Talbot actor met mining activist Mr Green last year while filming a documentary in Newport.
Mr Green was a vocal anti-opencast mining activist from Pontlottyn in the Rhymney Valley, who featured in Sheen's BBC documentary marking the 175th anniversary of the Chartist march for political reform.
After hearing the news, Sheen asked his 230,000 Twitter followers to help and has so far raised more than £1,000 for a funeral and headstone.
Eddy Blanche, Vice Chairman of the United Valleys Action Group, contacted the LA-based actor and said Mr Green should be "buried with the dignity he deserves".