A TENBURY-based charity has won global support in its bid to track down a world-famous actor.

African welfare charity, Village by Village, is closing the net on Ewan McGregor.

The charity’s website, Gapmonth.org, has seen a 220% rise in traffic since launching a search for the star in June.

Supporters hope Ewan will become their patron after agreeing in an online vote to represent the charity .

But while there’s been no contact, chief executive Neil Kerfoot, is confident of finding the Trainspotting star. In august, people from 30 different countries logged on, ranging from Ireland and Sweden to the US and Australia.

“We would love to see Ewan McGregor in one of our T-shirts and we’re very much on the case,” he said.

“We are trying to do it through social networking sites, friends and family and we’re sure someone knows something - we think he’s in Canada at the moment, but we’ll keep looking.”

Meanwhile, the charity is accepting extra volunteers ahead of its next mission this September. Volunteers will spent four weeks in Ghana, improving lives by digging wells, coaching sports, teaching English and weighing babies.

One of the charity’s first volunteers, Harry Jordan, aged 18, is taking part but more faces are welcome.

For further details, call 07887 870090 or visit findingEwan McGregor.org.uk