Donate 5% of profits from 'The Valleys' to local youth charity
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Donate 5% of profits from 'The Valleys' to local youth charity

    1. James 'The Valleys are Here'
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      James 'The Valleys are Here'

      Rhondda Cynon Taff, United Kingdom

Are you fed up of the seemingly endless stream of 'reality' TV using twisted stereotypes of areas like Essex (TOWIE), Liverpool (Desperate Scousewives), Newcastle (Geordie Shore) and now the Welsh Valleys to generate huge profits for media firms.

Well this petition is your chance to do something about it.

When MTV announced that they were basing their latest 'constructed reality' show ‘The Valleys’ in our area, a group of us got together and formed 'The Valleys are Here' campaign. 

We realised that the money made from ‘Geordie Shore’ helped MTV’s owners Viacom make huge profits last year, but the local area saw hardly any of this cash.  So we think it’s about time MTV showed areas like Newcastle and the Valleys some respect.

That is why this petition is calling on MTV to donate a proportion of the profits they're set to make from 'The Valleys' to a local charity called Valleys Kids, who are doing fantastic work supporting young people in the area.

5% of advertising profits from ‘The Valleys’ will be a drop in the ocean for MTV and Viacom, who made billions of dollars in profit last year.  However, that money could make the world of difference to the lives of young people in the area.


So we are asking you to sign this petition and send a clear message to MTV - it's about time you showed some respect and coughed up few quid whilst you're at it.

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    • Jordan Smith AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      The Valleys are a pretty bad bunch of role models, so it wouldn't hurt for them to give back.

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    • Nicola Lintern SWANSEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      absolutely love the show, even though I know it is massively frowned upon, but it's entertainment in a very not so serious way. I think it will give some credit to the show to give back because lets face it after a bunch of youth watching that show they need support to go into the right direction! Sign it guys!

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    • zoe phillips LEDBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      i was born in the valleys,dad in the r.a.f.lived there for 11 years .

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    • Kate Roy DUNDEE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      So maybe SOME good will come out of a an MTV reality show.

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    • Lewis Wright SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Short of taking this tripe off of television, I think this is the best idea in a very long time.

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