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Hollywood actor among fundraisers for penniless campaigner's funeral

A service takes place in Pontlottyn this afternoon for a penniless mining activist spared a pauper's funeral following a fundraising campaign backed by Hollywood actor Michael Sheen.

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Flowers from Michael Sheen at campaigner's funeral

The funeral is underway of Rhymney mining campaigner Dave Green. It was feared he could have had a pauper's funeral, but following a fundraising campaign backed by Hollywood actor Michael Sheen a big funeral has been held for him.

Around 60 people have gathered to say farewell to Valleys mining campaigner Dave Green.

Newport-born Sheen could not attend the funeral due to filming commitments but sent a floral tribute, reading: 'In memory of Dave Green - a strong voice used well. Rest in peace, Dave. It was an honour to meet you. Michael Sheen'.

A floral tribute from Hollywood actor Michael Sheen.

Watch Megan Boot's report from the service:

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