Sir David Jason - Sir David Jason Donates Fuel Allowance To Elderly
Veteran actor Sir David Jason is forfeiting his share of a government grant to help elderly couples in his native U.K. keep warm during winter.
The British government awards any citizen over the age of 65 a payment of up to $480 (£300) each year to help offset the high cost of heating during the chilly winter months.
A campaign has been launched to encourage wealthy recipients to donate their allowance to poorer pensioners - and Jason, 71, has joined the scheme.
The actor, most famous for his role as Del Boy Trotter in classic TV sitcom Only Fools and Horses, says, "I wanted to pledge my payment to the Surviving Winter Appeal. It would be great to think that all those people who are in a position to forego part or all of their own winter fuel payment could join this great scheme and spread a little warmth."