TELEVISION star James Nesbitt is calling on Huddersfield area people to brew a cuppa for charity.

The Cold Feet and Murphy’s Law actor took a well-earned break from filming to launch Leonard Cheshire Disability’s annual Tea for Ability fundraising event.

The charity works with over 21,000 disabled people in the UK through local services, such as the Beechwood home on Bryan Road at Edgerton.

It also provides services for disabled people to get into work or start their own business.

The Tea for Ability campaign is urging tea-drinkers to raise much-needed cash for the charity so its work can continue.

Nesbitt said: “I like nothing better than relaxing with a strong cup of tea after a hard day’s filming. So what could be simpler than supporting the charity’s Tea for Ability scheme?”

Some of the ways to raise money through the campaign include throwing a tea party, inviting friends to make a donation, discovering exotic brews with a tea-tasting session or even go that one step further and organise a themed tea party.

Nora Smith, the charity’s head of community fund-raising, said: “Last year’s first-ever Tea for Ability was a huge success and it will be a major event in our 60th anniversary celebrations this year. In 2008 we hope even more people will enjoy a cuppa while raising cash to help disabled people live life their way.”