Thurrock-boy Russell Brand makes Grays return

Thurrock Gazette: Thurrock-boy Russell Brand makes Grays return Thurrock-boy Russell Brand makes Grays return

RUSSELL Brand, the man who went from Hathaway Road to the Hollywood red carpet, made a hero’s return to Thurrock.

The stand-up comedian turned actor was back in Grays on Monday to open a shop for Thurrock Mind, a mental health charity.

He arrived shortly before 4.30pm, greeted by a crowd that had built throughout the afternoon and spent just under an hour meeting and having photos with adoring fans, giving a short speech about mental health and formally declaring Grays’ newest shop open.

Dressed in his trademark drainpipe jeans, a grey T-shirt and blazer, with a West Ham scarf strewn around his neck, Brand met with Thurrock Mind service users, staff and trustees before venturing outside the shop to meet with fans who had been waiting patiently to catch a glimpse of their hero.

En-route to the town, Brand tweeted: “On my way to my home town Grays to see my best to open a Mind Shop - better be a mental health charity, not a brain shop.”

While in the store, Brand was handed a £3.99 pair of skinny jeans by the Mind store manager Sheila Priest. He joking they were too expensive before offering to donate some of his own items to the fledgling store.

**For more on Russell Brand's Thurrock return, pick up a copy of this week's Gazette**

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8:51am Tue 22 Oct 13

Thurrockbob says...

How wonderful for Thurrock to have that **** visit!
How wonderful for Thurrock to have that **** visit! Thurrockbob

12:32pm Tue 22 Oct 13

smallal says...

Well it was for a good cause - mental health. I think we can all agree his drug addled brain needs all the help it can get.
Well it was for a good cause - mental health. I think we can all agree his drug addled brain needs all the help it can get. smallal

4:35pm Tue 22 Oct 13

ThurrockResident says...

I need a wash!
I need a wash! ThurrockResident

7:59pm Tue 22 Oct 13

rocket1 says...

lock up yer daughters.
lock up yer daughters. rocket1

9:49pm Tue 22 Oct 13

Sheridan Farquhar says...

Nice one, Russell :-)

Wonder we he thought of the state of Grays?
Nice one, Russell :-) Wonder we he thought of the state of Grays? Sheridan Farquhar

5:02am Wed 23 Oct 13

Thurrockbob says...

Sheridan Farquhar wrote:
Nice one, Russell :-)

Wonder we he thought of the state of Grays?
Well Grays is a sh*thouse, so he should fit in nicely!
[quote][p][bold]Sheridan Farquhar[/bold] wrote: Nice one, Russell :-) Wonder we he thought of the state of Grays?[/p][/quote]Well Grays is a sh*thouse, so he should fit in nicely! Thurrockbob

1:57pm Wed 23 Oct 13

Sheridan Farquhar says...

Thurrockbob wrote:
Sheridan Farquhar wrote:
Nice one, Russell :-)

Wonder we he thought of the state of Grays?
Well Grays is a sh*thouse, so he should fit in nicely!
Grays has been the toilet of Thurrock for years!
[quote][p][bold]Thurrockbob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sheridan Farquhar[/bold] wrote: Nice one, Russell :-) Wonder we he thought of the state of Grays?[/p][/quote]Well Grays is a sh*thouse, so he should fit in nicely![/p][/quote]Grays has been the toilet of Thurrock for years! Sheridan Farquhar

2:07pm Mon 28 Oct 13

Amatteroftime says...

Lol criticise a man that moved away from this ****hole made a success of himself returns to help the area and you wanna mock him. More fool you he is a clever man took good for this area you dump sheep. Carry on the bandwagon of putting down intelligent people because how they dress or what drugs they once took. Go have another drink down one of your locals you ignorant stuckup closeminded rights wing morons
Lol criticise a man that moved away from this ****hole made a success of himself returns to help the area and you wanna mock him. More fool you he is a clever man took good for this area you dump sheep. Carry on the bandwagon of putting down intelligent people because how they dress or what drugs they once took. Go have another drink down one of your locals you ignorant stuckup closeminded rights wing morons Amatteroftime

2:07pm Mon 28 Oct 13

Amatteroftime says...

Lol criticise a man that moved away from this ****hole made a success of himself returns to help the area and you wanna mock him. More fool you he is a clever man took good for this area you dump sheep. Carry on the bandwagon of putting down intelligent people because how they dress or what drugs they once took. Go have another drink down one of your locals you ignorant stuckup closeminded rights wing morons
Lol criticise a man that moved away from this ****hole made a success of himself returns to help the area and you wanna mock him. More fool you he is a clever man took good for this area you dump sheep. Carry on the bandwagon of putting down intelligent people because how they dress or what drugs they once took. Go have another drink down one of your locals you ignorant stuckup closeminded rights wing morons Amatteroftime

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